St. Anne’s-on-the-Sea serves the town of St Anne’s – part of the conurbation of Lytham St Anne’s. The station opened in 1876, one year after the resort of St Anne’s had started to be built. It lost its Up Side platform in 1986 (although this is still visible), when the line was reduced to single track and most of the station was razed to the ground. A tiny building was erected to house a ticket office and is staffed on a part-time basis.
St. Anne’s is not an old town, it was a 19th century planned town and was officially founded on 31st march 1875 when the cornerstone of the St. Anne’s Hotel was laid. The town as developed to a plan by a local businessman Elijah Hargreaves who saw the benefit of attracting visitors from the mill towns to the east. St. Anne’s still retains its Victorian and Edwardian charm and is popular with those who prefer a quieter seaside resort rather than big brash Blackpool just up the coast!
St. Anne’s is the original home of ERNIE the Premium Bond number selector and was a internationally renowned sand-yachting venue until this was suspended by the council in 2002 following a tragic accident. The town also hosts a number of kite flying events and these take place near the pier on the large expanse of beach that is revealed at low tide.
Lancashire By Rail
A series of films is being made for Community Rail Lancashire by a local creative film company Huckleberry Films which are designed to encourage people to Explore Lancashire by Rail. A film has been made for the South Fylde Line and is about a linear walk from Lytham Station to St. Anne’s-on-the-Sea station. This can be viewed by click on the link below.
A map of the route can be seen below and is with thanks to the Ordnance Survey who hold copyright for the mapping.
St. Anne’s-on-the-Sea Station
St. Andrew’s Road North
SD 32289 – for a map visit www.streetmap.co.uk and enter the grid reference.
+ Staffed station (booking office open Mon to Sat 07.20 – 14.20)
+ Ticket vending Machine
+ Hourly service to Blackpool South and Preston
+ Waiting room (open during booking office hours)
+ Additional seating on platform
+ Long Line Public Address
+ Bus stops close to the station – click here for bus timetables
+ Rail User Group – Blackpool and Fylde Rail Users Association
+ Friends of Station – Friends of St. Anne’s Station – contact email@example.com for more details
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DalesRail Sunday 19 June 2022
Three guided walks this Sunday. Posted 15.06.22
Ground Breaking Ceremony For New Foundation Stone
Replica stone to be visible to all. Posted 13.06.22
DalesRail Sunday 12 June
No planned walks this Sunday. Posted 10.06.22
Community Rail Week On The Bentham Line
Rail Minister hears of new Bentham Line Strategy. Posted 08.06.22