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Road sign for Starr Gate on the A584
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Starr Gate is a suburb in the South Shore district of Blackpool in the county of Lancashire, England. It is located at the southwest end of Blackpool on the Fylde coast, adjacent to the Squires Gate district of Blackpool.
The place is named after the spiky "Starr" grass which grows on the local sand hills to the south of Starr Gate. "Gate" (Geat in Old English) means "Way", taken from the Old Norse Gat - an opening or passage.
Starr Gate is served by Squires Gate railway station on the Blackpool to Preston line. The southern terminal loop of the Blackpool Tramway is located at Starr Gate, along with the Starr Gate tram depot from which trams run up the coast into central Blackpool and to Fleetwood.
Starr Gate is also immediately adjacent to Blackpool International Airport.
- "Starr Gate", Blackpool Tramway: Tram Stops, The Trams.co.uk, retrieved 15 January 2020.
- "Caunton Engineering Ltd: Blackpool Tramway Starr Gate Depot", Galvanisers Association, retrieved 15 January 2020.
- Emma Harris, "No bover on the hover", The Blackpool Gazette, 10 February 2016.
- "Hopes high for hovercraft dream", The Blackpool Gazette, 21 September 2007.
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