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.
Squires Gate Station
St. Annes Road West,
SD 308316 – for a map visit www.streetmap.co.uk and enter the grid reference.
+ Unstaffed station
+ Ticket Vending Machine
+ Hourly service to Blackpool South and Preston
+ Waiting shelter
+ Long Line Public Address
+ 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 email@example.com for more details
Feel Good Field Trips Shortlisted For Award
Avanti West Coast Feel Good Field Trip project has been shortlisted for the Spotlight Rail Awards. Posted 11.12.23
Through Here To Martin Mere
Local school has made an artistic feature of the walking access off Burscough Bridge Station Platform One to Martin Mere – The route now can’t be missed! Posted 07.12.23
CRL & CRPs Gain Reaccreditation
Community Rail Lancashire pleased to learn that it has achieved reaccreditation from the Department of Transport. Posted 04.12.23