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Ansdell and Fairhaven railway station

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Place  Lytham St Annes
Station code  AFV
2011/12  41,516
Managed by  Northern
Local authority  Borough of Fylde
Grid reference  SD345277
DfT category  F2
2012/13  59,344
Number of platforms  1
Ansdell and Fairhaven railway station
Address  Lytham Saint Annes FY8 4EA, United Kingdom
Similar  Moss Side railway station, St Annes‑on‑the‑Sea railway st, Pleasington railway station, Squires Gate railway st, Salwick railway station

Ansdell and Fairhaven railway station is on the Blackpool South to Preston railway line in Lancashire, England. In the past, it has also been known as Ansdell Station, Ansdell’s Gate station, and Ansdell’s Halt.

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The Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club, host to the Open Championship, is adjacent to the station. During national and international competitions the station is used to ferry spectators to the course.

History

Opened by the Blackpool and Lytham Railway, then absorbed by the Preston and Wyre Joint Railway, the station joined the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The station then passed to the London Midland Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

When Sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, the station was served by Regional Railways until the Privatisation of British Railways.

The station was set out as an island platform with tracks on both faces until the singling of the line in the 1980s. Trains now only use the southern face. A disabled access ramp now covers the northern part of the station.

Services

There is a basic hourly service in each direction Monday to Saturday, to Blackpool South and to Preston and Colne.

Sunday services operate hourly between Blackpool South and Preston from March until early November.

References

Ansdell and Fairhaven railway station Wikipedia


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