Blackpool Pleasure Beach railway station

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach National Rail
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Location
PlaceBlackpool Pleasure Beach
Local authorityBlackpool
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
Operations
Station codeBPB
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms1
DfT categoryF1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 90,960
2014/15Increase 109,172
2015/16Decrease 107,040
2016/17Decrease 105,466
2017/18Increase 106,844
History
1 October 1913Burlington Road Halt opened
1 January 1949Burlington Road Halt closed
April 1987Pleasure 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.

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[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]

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.[3]

Services[edit]

The station has an hourly service northbound to Blackpool South only and southbound to Kirkham and Wesham and Preston. On Sundays, the service continues onward to Blackburn and Colne (this also applies Mon-Fri but is not advertised as such). All services are provided by Northern.[4]

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. ^ National Rail Enquiries - Blackpool Pleasure Beach NRES website; Retrieved 21 November 2019
  4. ^ Table 97 National Rail timetable, May 2019

External links[edit]

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Disused railways
South Shore   Blackpool and Lytham Railway   Squires Gate