Blackpool South railway station


Blackpool South railway station

Infobox UK station
name = Blackpool South


manager = Northern Rail
locale = South Shore
borough = Blackpool
platforms = 1
lowusage0405 = 82,804
lowusage0506 = 83,004
lowusage0607 = 94,094
latitude = 53.7983
longitude = -3.0488
gridref =
years = 30 May 1903
events = Opened as "Waterloo Road"
years1 = 17 March 1932 [Butt, R.V.J. (1995), "The Directory of Railway Stations", Patrick Stephens, ISBN 1-85260-508-1, p.36]
events1 = Renamed "Blackpool South"

Blackpool South railway station is a single platform stop at the end of the Fylde coast branch line from Kirkham, in Lancashire, England. It is unmanned and has an hourly service daily, except winter Sundays.

The station serves the suburban south of the tourist town of Blackpool and is currently served only by trains running through Preston into East Lancashire and terminating at Colne.

The station was originally called Waterloo Road station when it opened in 1903, at the junction with a newly built express "Marton Line" direct from Kirkham. It had four platforms [ [http://www.bafrua.connectfree.co.uk/southstn.html" Blackpool & Fylde Rail Users’ Association—Blackpool South"] , accessed 17 October 2007] (two for each line at the junction) and soon became a busy station. Until 1964, the line extended north from here to Blackpool Central. There were extensive sidings to accommodate the many excursion trains which came to Blackpool.

The Marton Line closed to regular traffic in 1965 [Suggitt, G. (2003, revised 2004) "Lost Railways of Lancashire", [http://www.countrysidebooks.co.uk Countryside Books, Newbury] , ISBN 1 85306 801 2, p.46] ; its track bed is now the road called Yeadon Way and the M55 motorway.

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next=Blackpool
Pleasure Beach

previous=Terminus
route=Northern Rail
Blackpool Branch Line
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previous=Blackpool Central
next=Kirkham & Wesham
route=Preston and Wyre Joint Railway
Marton Line 1903–1965
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previous=Blackpool Central
next=stnlnk|Lytham Road
route=Blackpool and Lytham Railway
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