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St Annes on Sea 1967

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St Annes on Sea, a Lost Train Station?

Serving St-Annes-on-Sea, part of the Lytham St Annes area, the St Annes on Sea Railway Station is part of the Blackpool South to Preston Railway.

It was first opened in 1863 as “Cross Slack” and relocated to it’s current site which opened 1 November 1873. It was two years later, and it was renamed as St Annes-on-the-Sea.

St Anne's on Sea station 2000 -
St Anne’s on Sea station 2000 – 70023venus2009

Most of the line west was singled in 1982, and in 1986 the upside platform from Kirkham was removed – though you can still see its remnants today.

At the same time, a new smaller ticket office was built, staffed part-time and opened in September 1986 (above). This was replaced with a modern ticket office, below around the year 2000.

St Annes on Sea Train Station (Modern Day)
St Annes on Sea Train Station (Modern Day) – 70023venus2009

Today, there are services Monday to Saturday, there is generally an hourly service westbound to Blackpool South and eastbound to Preston. There is no longer a daily service to Manchester from St Annes on Sea.

Cover photo, 1967 St Annes on Sea Railway Station – 70023venus2009

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