St Annes-on-the-Sea railway station
|Managed by||Northern Rail|
|Number of platforms||1|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Blackpool and Lytham Railway|
|Pre-grouping||L&YR and L&NWR joint|
|Post-grouping||London Midland and Scottish Railway|
|6 April 1863||Opened as Cross Slack|
|January 1875||Renamed St Annes-on-the-Sea|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at St Annes-on-the-Sea from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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St Annes-on-the-Sea railway station serves the town of St Annes-on-the Sea, commonly known as St Annes, which is part of the conurbation of Lytham St Annes in Lancashire, England. It is located on the Blackpool South to Preston railway line 3 1⁄4 miles (5.2 km) south-southeast of Blackpool South.
The station opened on 1 November 1873 when it was called Cross Slack. It was renamed St Annes-on-the-Sea two years later. The station lost its Up Side platform in 1986 (although this is still visible), when the line from Kirkham was reduced to single track (the line west of here had previously been singled in May 1982) and most of the station was demolished. A new, smaller building was erected to house a ticket office, staffed on a part-time basis, which was officially opened in September 1986 by the Area Passenger Manager.
Monday to Saturdays there is generally an hourly service westbound to Blackpool South and eastbound to Preston and beyond (to Blackburn and Colne). The one daily service from St Annes to Manchester Piccadilly was withdrawn at the end of the 2007–08 timetable.
On Sundays there is an hourly service in each direction from mid-morning between March and the beginning of November. No service during the winter months.
- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 73. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199.
- Bairstow, p.103.
- Bairstow, p.16.
- "Blackpool & Fylde Rail Users’ Association – St Annes". Retrieved 17 October 2007.
- Bairstow, Martin (2001). Railways of Blackpool and the Fylde. Martin Bairstow Publications. ISBN 1-871944-23-6.
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