Blackpool Pleasure Beach railway station

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach National Rail
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Location
Place Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Local authority Blackpool
Coordinates 53°47′16″N 3°03′14″W / 53.7879°N 3.0540°W / 53.7879; -3.0540Coordinates: 53°47′16″N 3°03′14″W / 53.7879°N 3.0540°W / 53.7879; -3.0540
Grid reference SD306329
Operations
Station code BPB
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 1
DfT category F1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 94,960
2012/13 Decrease 85,914
2013/14 Increase 90,960
2014/15 Increase 109,172
2015/16 Decrease 107,040
History
1 October 1913 Burlington Road Halt opened
1 January 1949 Burlington Road Halt closed
April 1987 Pleasure Beach station opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Blackpool Pleasure Beach from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Blackpool Pleasure Beach railway station serves Blackpool Pleasure Beach theme park. It is the penultimate station before Blackpool South on the Blackpool South to Colne line. There are no free tickets or other concessions for passengers wishing to visit the Pleasure Beach. Pleasure Beach Station is located about 300 metres (980 ft) from Burlington Road West tram stop on the Blackpool Tramway.

History[edit]

The station opened on 13 April 1987[1] at a cost of £58,000. This cost was met by Blackpool Pleasure Beach Company (£31,000), British Rail (£15,000), Lancashire County Council (£10,000) and Blackpool Borough Council (£2,000).[citation needed]

The station has only one platform and is unstaffed.

The station is on the same site as Burlington Road Halt which was open for a railmotor service between 1913 and 1949.[2]

Blackpool Pleasure Beach station is located about 660 feet (200 m) from Burlington Road tram stop on the Blackpool Tramway.

Services[edit]

The station has an hourly service northbound to Blackpool South only and southbound to Kirkham and Wesham, Preston, Blackburn and Colne. All services are provided by Northern.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 36. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ Welch, M.S. (2004) Lancashire Steam Finale, Runpast Publishing, Cheltenham, ISBN 1-870754-61-1, p.31
  3. ^ Table 97 National Rail timetable, May 2016

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Blackpool South   Northern
Blackpool Branch Line
  Squires Gate
Disused railways
South Shore   Blackpool and Lytham Railway   Squires Gate