St Annes-on-the-Sea serves the town of St Annes – part of the conurbation of Lytham St Annes. The station opened in 1876, one year after the resort of St Annes 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. Annes 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. Annes still retains its Victorian and Edwardian charm and is popular wit htose who prefer a quieter seaside resort rather than big brash Blackpool just up the coast!
St. Annes 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.
St. Annes-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 & Colne
+ 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 – contact email@example.com for more details
Mills To Tower Skyline Installed at Rishton
Wakes week artwork on station fence. Posted 27.02.21
New Volunteers Wanted At Local Station
Station adoption group at Church & Oswaldtwistle looking for new members. Posted 27.07.21
Rufford Gains New Artwork
Running in Boards installed to promote Rufford Old Hall. Posted 26.07.21
DalesRail Sunday 25 July 2021
Cancelled due to driver shortages. Posted 24.07.21
Serious Announcement – Serious Game
Virtual reality to help disabled passengers. Posted 22.07.21