Lytham railway station

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Lytham National Rail
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Location
PlaceLytham St Annes
Local authorityFylde
Coordinates53°44′21″N 2°57′51″W / 53.7392°N 2.9643°W / 53.7392; -2.9643Coordinates: 53°44′21″N 2°57′51″W / 53.7392°N 2.9643°W / 53.7392; -2.9643
Grid referenceSD364274
Operations
Station codeLTM
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms1
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 90,110
2014/15Decrease 87,662
2015/16Increase 90,896
2016/17Increase 98,234
2017/18Decrease 81,840
History
6 April 1863Opened as terminus
1 July 1874Rebuilt 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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Lytham railway station is on the Blackpool South to Preston railway line, in Lancashire, England.

Services[edit]

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 runs trains from here to Blackpool South and to Kirkham, Preston and Colne once an hour all week (including Sundays);[1] these services are much less frequent than those to Blackpool North. Services are usually worked by Class 150 or Class 142 Diesel Multiple Units.

History[edit]

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.[2]

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.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ GB eNRT May 2018 Edition, Table 97 (Network Rail)
  2. ^ Trevena, Arthur (1980). Trains in Trouble. Vol. 1. Redruth: Atlantic Books. p. 31. ISBN 0-906899-01-X.

Sources[edit]

  • 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.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Ansdell and
Fairhaven
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Blackpool Branch Line
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Ansdell and
Fairhaven
  Blackpool and
Lytham Railway
  Moss Side