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Discover The South Fylde Line

Discover the South Fylde Line is a brand new line guide launched by the South Fylde Line Community Rail Partnership (SFLCRP) and Community Rail Lancashire (CRL) during Community Rail Week 2022.

The leaflet takes you along the South Fylde Line from Preston to Blackpool South highlighting many things you can do along the line. The full leaflet can be viewed by clicking on the image above or on this link: Discover the South Fylde Line.

There is a hourly train service on the Preston to Blackpool South Line including Sundays and a copy of CRL’s mini timetable for the line can be downloaded on this link: South Fylde Line mini timetable

Also launched during Community Rail Week 2022 was a revamped Ansdell Heritage Trail with permission from the Ansdell Heritage Group.

This leaflet takes you on a historical walk around Ansdell, a small town on the Fylde Coast, the only area in the country to be named after an artist Richard Ansdell RA

The South Fylde Line also has a series of self guided walks published by SFLCRP and designed to encourage exploration of the area by rail as each walk starts and finishes at a station on the line. Click on the image below to be taken to the page on the website.

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. One of the films covers a walk from Lytham along the seafront via Fairhaven Lake to St. Anne’s-on-the-Sea. This can be seen on the link below – this is just one of the many walks that can be done from stations along the South Fylde Line!

Download a copy of the map of the route of the walk from Lytham to St. Annes by clicking the image below.

The Discover the South Fylde Line Guide and  other leaflets mentioned above were developed by the South Fylde Line CRP in partnership with Northern Railways and St. Anne’s Town Council & with funding from the Designated Community Rail Development Fund, which is managed by the Community Rail Network.


A number of these projects have been part funded by grants from the Community Rail Development Fund (CRDF) that is managed by the Community Rail Network