CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Stations

Station
Squires Gate

There has been a station at Squires Gate since 1st April 1865 when it was called Stony Hill. This closed in 1872 and a new station opened 14th September 1931. Now an unmanned halt it is the closest station to Blackpool International Airport and signage at the station reflects this close link. The station served the Pontins Holiday Centre at South Shore for many years but this closed in 2009 and has sunsequently been demolished and a new housing complex has been built on the site.

The station is also only a short walk from Starr Gate, the southern terminus of the Blackpool tramway and there is easy access to the newly revitalised South Promenade with its interesting art installations. It is also the nearest station to the southern starting point for Blackpool Illuminations.

Address

Squires Gate Station
St. Annes Road West,
St. Annes
Lancashire
FY8 2SL

Grid Reference

SD 308316 – for a map visit www.streetmap.co.uk and enter the grid reference.

Operator

Northern (DOHL)

Facilities

+  Unstaffed station
+  Ticket Vending Machine
+  Hourly service to Blackpool South and Preston
+  Waiting shelter
+  Long Line Public Address

Other Information

+  Bus stops close to the station – click here for bus timetables
+  For more information about Blackpool International Airport – please click here
+  Rail User Group – Blackpool and Fylde Rail Users Association
+  CRP branded notice boards
+  Friends of Station – a very active group who look after both the public and disused platforms at the station – contact simon.clarke.crl@gmail.com for more details

Location

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