Lytham railway station
|Place||Lytham St Annes|
|Managed by||Northern Rail|
|Number of platforms||1|
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|6 April 1863||Opened as terminus|
|1 July 1874||Rebuilt as through station|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Lytham from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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The conurbation of Lytham St Annes is served by three stations: Lytham, Ansdell and Fairhaven (adjacent to the Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club) and St Annes. Northern Rail runs trains from here to Kirkham, Preston and Colne once an hour (except for winter Sundays); these services are much less frequent than those to Blackpool North. Services are usually worked by a class 150 or a class 142
The road name Station Road attests to the fact that the original station was about 500 metres east of the present one—a fire station now stands on the spot. The present station in Ballam Road was opened in 1863 when the separate Blackpool and Lytham Railway opened. The Ballam road station was originally a terminus, until 1874 when it was rebuilt and the Blackpool line was extended to join the Kirkham line, at which time the Station Road station closed to passengers.
On 4 November 1924, an express passenger train was derailed due to a broken tyre on the locomotive. Fourteen people were killed.
The station ceased to be manned after the cut-backs of the 1960s and the station building became derelict. In 1986 it was restored and transformed into a public house, the Station Tavern. At around the same time, the derelict sidings area was flattened and turned into a long-stay car park.
- Bairstow, Martin (2001). Railways of Blackpool and the Fylde. Martin Bairstow Publications. ISBN 1-871944-23-6.
- Welch, M.S. (2004) Lancashire Steam Finale, Runpast Publishing, Cheltenham, ISBN 1-870754-61-1, p. 29.
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Blackpool Branch Line