CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Station
Ansdell & Fairhaven

Due to the ongoing Great North Rail Project (Preston to Blackpool Upgrade) the lines from Preston to Blackpool North & Blackpool South will be closed between 11 November 2017 and 28 January 2018. A replacement bus service will be in operation and the timetable can be downloaded here: Preston-Blackpool-TT-13-mk2

Ansdell & Fairhaven is a joint station serving two small towns on the Fylde coast. The station first opened in 1872 as Ansdell but has been called Ansdell’s Gate, Ansdell’s Halt and finally in January 1906 it was renamed Ansdell & Fairhaven.

Ansdell has the distinction of being the only place in England to be named after an artist. Richard Ansdell RA, a renowned artist, who painted a large number of oils depicting hunting scenes.

Fairhaven is named after Thomas Fair, an early resident of Lytham St Annes. Its main claim to fame is an artificial lake, known as Fairhaven Lake or more formally as the Ashton Marine Park. Its other famous landmark is the Fairhaven United Reformed Church, which is of unusual design, being built in Byzantine style and faced with glazed white tiles, and commonly known as the White Church.

The station is only lightly used for the majority of the time but sees a phenomenal increase in patronage when the famous Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club hosts the British Open Golf Championship once every ten years.

Address

Ansdell & Fairhaven Station
Woodland Road
Ansdell
Lancashire
FY8 1AG

Grid Reference

SD 345277 – for a map visit www.streetmap.co.uk and enter the grid reference.

Operator

Arriva Rail North Ltd.

Facilities

  • Unstaffed station
  • Hourly service to Blackpool South and Preston & Colne
  • Waiting shelter with seating
  • Long Line Public Address

Other Information

  • Bus stops close to the Library and on the A584 main Blackpool Road – click here for bus timetables
  • Friends of Station group – contact Brian Haworth (01254 386579) for more details
  • The White Church is about 10 minutes walk from the station – click here for more information
  • Details of The Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club can be found by clicking here
  • Fairhaven Lake, home to a large number of wildfowl is 10 minutes from the station – click here for more information.

Location

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