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Blackpool North
BlackpoolNorth3.jpg
Blackpool North Railway Station - not in the holiday season with the Tower in the background
Location
Place Blackpool
Local authority Blackpool
Coordinates 53°49′18″N 3°02′57″W / 53.8218°N 3.0493°W / 53.8218; -3.0493Coordinates: 53°49′18″N 3°02′57″W / 53.8218°N 3.0493°W / 53.8218; -3.0493
Operations
Station code BPN
Managed by Northern Rail
Platforms in use 8
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail
Annual rail passenger usage
2004/05 * 1.664 million
2005/06 * 1.610 million
2006/07 * 1.673 million
2007/08 * 1.684 million
History
29 April 1846 Opened as Talbot Road[1][2][3]
1898 Rebuilt[1]
Unknown date Renamed Blackpool North
1974 Rebuilt on site of former excursion platforms
National Rail - UK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Blackpool North from Office of Rail Regulation statistics.
Interior of Blackpool North station.

Blackpool North railway station is the terminus of the main Blackpool branch line from Preston, in Lancashire, England. Services from York and Leeds (via Burnley), Liverpool and Manchester terminate here.

The station was opened in its present form in 1974, and succeeded a previous station a few hundred yards away on Talbot Road which had first opened in 1846 and had been rebuilt in 1898. The present station is based on the 1938 concrete canopy which covered the entrance to the former excursion platforms of the old station.

Blackpool North was on the InterCity network until 2003 when Virgin Trains withdrew HST and Voyager services to London Euston and Birmingham.[4] Former local franchise holder First North Western ran services from Blackpool to London Euston, but these were soon discontinued.

The resort's other terminus station, Blackpool South, is situated at the end of the South Fylde branch line, and does not connect to Blackpool North.

As Blackpool is a popular tourist resort, with its famous Pleasure Beach and beaches, there are many measures put in to prevent fare evasion, including automated barrier checks[5] as well as the conductors on the train. The station is approximately half a mile along Talbot Road from the Blackpool tramway.

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History

The first station opened on 29 April 1846 as Talbot Road, and was first rebuilt in 1898. The rebuilt station consisted of two parallel train sheds and a terminal building, in Dickson Road between Talbot Road and Queen Street. Platforms 1 to 6 were located in the sheds, with a larger island between platforms 1 and 2 to accommodate taxis. In addition, there was effectively, in all but name, a separate station at the east end of Queen Street, with open "excursion" platforms 7 to 16, used only in summer.[6] In 1974 the main station was demolished, replaced by the current station based on the former excursion platforms.

Services

The station is served by both Northern Rail and TransPennine Express.

  • Northern Rail operates as follows:
    • 1tph to York, calling at:
Poulton-le-Fylde, Preston, Blackburn, Accrington, Burnley Manchester Road, Hebden Bridge, Halifax, Bradford Interchange, New Pudsey, Leeds City, Cross Gates, Garforth, East Garforth, Micklefield, Church Fenton (every second hour only) and York
Kirkham, Preston, Leyland, Euxton Balshaw Lane, Wigan North Western, St Helens Central, Huyton and Liverpool Lime Street
On Sunday, trains additionally call at: Poulton-le-Fylde, Garswood, Thatto Heath, Prescot, Roby, Broad Green and Wavertree Tech. Park
Layton, Poulton-le-Fylde, Kirkham and Wesham, Preston, Leyland, Chorley, Adlington, Blackrod, Horwich Parkway, Lostock, Bolton, Salford Crescent and Manchester Victoria.
  • First TransPennine Express operate as follows:
Poulton-le-Fylde, Preston, Chorley, Horwich Parkway, Lostock, Bolton, Salford Crescent, Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester Piccadilly, Heald Green and Manchester Airport

References

  1. ^ a b Hartley, S. and Mitchell, L. (2005) Lancashire Historic Town Survey—BlackpoolPDF (25.5 MiB), Lancashire County Council Environment Directorate, accessed 30 October 2007, p.23
  2. ^ Welch, M.S. (2004) Lancashire Steam Finale, Runpast Publishing, Cheltenham, ISBN 1 870754 61 1, p.26
  3. ^ Suggitt, G. (2003, revised 2004) Lost Railways of Lancashire, Countryside Books, Newbury, ISBN 1 85306 801 2, p.36
  4. ^ "Service will not be back on track". Blackpool Gazette. http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/blackpoolnews/Service-will-not-be-back.522770.jp. Retrieved 2008-04-16.  
  5. ^ "Blackpool station set for £600,000 first". Blackpool Gazette. http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/blackpoolnews/Blackpool-station-set-for-600000.3442923.jp. Retrieved 2008-04-16.  
  6. ^ Taylor, S. (2005) Kirkham to Blackpool (North) and Fleetwood for the Isle of Man, Foxline, Bredbury, ISBN 1 801197 74 6, pp.51–52, 56, 59, 75–76

External links

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Terminus   Northern Rail
Blackpool-Liverpool Line
  Preston
Terminus   Northern Rail
Blackpool Branch Line
  Layton
Terminus   Northern Rail
York - Blackpool Line
  Poulton-le-Fylde
Terminus   First Transpennine Express
TransPennine North West
  Layton
Disused railways
Terminus   Preston and Wyre Joint Railway
Blackpool Branch Line
  Bispham
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