Blackpool Pleasure Beach railway station

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach
National Rail
Blackpool Pleasure Beach railway station (geograph 3201769).jpg
LocationBlackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool
England
Coordinates53°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 referenceSD306329
Managed byNorthern
Platforms1
Other information
Station codeBPB
ClassificationDfT category F1
Key dates
1 October 1913Burlington Road Halt opened
11 September 1939[1]Burlington Road Halt closed
April 1987Pleasure Beach station opened
Passengers
2015/16Decrease 107,040
2016/17Decrease 105,466
2017/18Increase 106,844
2018/19Increase 115,456
2019/20Increase 126,928
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Blackpool Pleasure Beach railway station serves the 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[2] 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 1939.[3]

Facilities[edit]

Though unstaffed, it has been provided with a ticket machine in the main platform waiting shelter and digital information screen to supply train running information (this can also been obtained from timetable posters, a pay phone and a digital P.A system). Step-free access is available from the adjacent street.[4]

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service from the station is:[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Railway Passenger Stations by M.Quick page 82
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 36. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  3. ^ Welch, M.S. (2004) Lancashire Steam Finale, Runpast Publishing, Cheltenham, ISBN 1-870754-61-1, p.31
  4. ^ National Rail Enquiries - Blackpool Pleasure Beach NRES website; Retrieved 21 November 2019
  5. ^ Table 97 National Rail timetable, May 2020

External links[edit]

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Disused railways
South Shore   Blackpool and Lytham Railway   Squires Gate