Ansdell and Fairhaven railway station

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Ansdell and Fairhaven National Rail
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Location
Place Lytham St Annes
Local authority Fylde
Coordinates 53°44′30″N 2°59′36″W / 53.7416°N 2.9934°W / 53.7416; -2.9934Coordinates: 53°44′30″N 2°59′36″W / 53.7416°N 2.9934°W / 53.7416; -2.9934
Grid reference SD345277
Operations
Station code AFV
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 1
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 41,516
2012/13 Increase 59,344
2013/14 Decrease 41,812
2014/15 Decrease 36,794
2015/16 Increase 38,794
History
Original company Preston and Wyre Joint Railway
Pre-grouping LYR and LNWR joint
Post-grouping London Midland and Scottish Railway
1872 Station opened as Ansdell[1]
10 October 1903 Station moved 300 m due west[1]
25 January 1906 Station renamed Ansdell and Fairhaven[1]
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Ansdell and Fairhaven from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Ansdell and Fairhaven railway station is on the Blackpool South to Preston railway line in Lancashire, England. In the past, it has also been known as Ansdell Station, Ansdell’s Gate station,[2] and Ansdell’s Halt.[3]

The Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club, host to the Open Championship, is adjacent to the station. During national and international competitions the station is used to ferry spectators to the course.

History[edit]

Opened by the Blackpool and Lytham Railway, then absorbed by the Preston and Wyre Joint Railway, the station joined the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The station then passed to the London Midland Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

When Sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, the station was served by Regional Railways until the Privatisation of British Railways.

The station was set out as an island platform with tracks on both faces until the singling of the line in the 1980s. Trains now only use the southern face. A disabled access ramp now covers the northern part of the station.

Services[edit]

There is a basic hourly service in each direction Monday to Saturday, to Blackpool South and to Preston and Colne.

Sunday services operate hourly between Blackpool South and Preston from March until early November.[4]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 17. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  2. ^ "Ansdell Station". Lytham Online. Retrieved 18 October 2007. 
  3. ^ "Richard Ansdell". Lytham Online. Retrieved 18 October 2007. 
  4. ^ GB eNRT 2015-16 Edition, Table 97 (Network Rail)

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-on-the-Sea
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-on-the-Sea
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