Blackpool Pleasure Beach
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
Blackpool Pleasure Beach station opened in April 1987 and was specifically built to serve the Pleasure Beach, Britain’s most visited theme park with in excess of six million visitors each year. The station is on the site of Burlington Road Halt which opened on 1st October 1913 and was served by a Railmotor service. Burlington Road Halt closed on 1st January 1949.
The station is at the south of Blackpool’s Golden Mile, 100 yards from the main entrance to the Pleasure Beach and close to the Sandcastle, an indoor water adventure park. It is also close to the South Promenade which has recently been upgraded as part of Blackpool’s sea defences and is home to a number of art installations such as the high tide organ.
Some ideas for places to visit and things to do in Blackpool:
At Sandcastle Waterpark there’s plenty of fun for kids young and old, all in a constantly balmy temperature! Thrill seekers can enjoy the world’s first indoor vertical dropslide – The Sidewinder, or dare to ride the Masterblaster – the world’s longest indoor waterslide. Click here for more information about the Sandcastle Waterpark.
Sandcastle Waterpark is situated on South Beach, in between South Pier and Pleasure Beach Resort.
If you need to get around then climb aboard one of Blackpool’s wonderful trams. The Blackpool Tramway now operates ultra-modern trams to improve journey times and the accessibility of the tramway, which opened in 1885, for all passengers. On certain days the wonderful heritage trams will run alongside the new vehicles – ensuring they can continue to be enjoyed for generations. Tram stops are located at regular intervals along the Promenade. More information about the Tramway can be found by clicking HERE.
Central Blackpool can offer many more places to visit including:
Stunning architecture abounds in the jaw-dropping Tower Ballroom, where you can also enjoy afternoon tea, and at the glorious Grand Theatre, designed by renowned theatre architect Frank Matcham in the 19th century and widely regarded as his masterpiece. Both run heritage tours so you can really experience the beauty of the buildings. Click HERE for more details.
Away from the front, Stanley Park is a masterpiece of landscape design and historical splendour. Enjoy Sunday concerts at the bandstand, a float on a boat on the lake, or simply admire the wonderful flora and fauna in the spot that’s been voted Blackpool’s favourite location. Click HERE for more information about this quiet haven.
The Tourist Information Centre is located at 1 Clifton Street, Blackpool. Just across the Promenade from North Pier, next to the Town Hall Building.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach Station
SD 306328 – for a map visit www.streetmap.co.uk and enter the grid reference.
- Unstaffed station
- Hourly service to Blackpool South and Preston & Colne
- Waiting shelter
- Additional seating on platform
- Long Line Public Address
- Bus stops close to the station – visit Blackpool Transport for details
- Rail User Group – Blackpool and Fylde Rail Users Association
- Friends of Station – BAFRUA
- Pleasure Beach Blackpool is 100 yards from the station – click here for more information
- The Sandcastle Water Park is about 5 minutes walk from the station – click here for more information
- The Solaris Centre is a short walk fro mthe station and has art exhibitions and a cafe
Something For The Weekend XXVII
Loads to do and see. Posted 16.03.18
Women Who Wander Launch
Manchester Victoria hosts launch event. posted 09.03.18
Reading Between The Lines 28
All the news from Community Rail Lancashire. Posted 09.03.18
Burscough Junction Clean Up
Hats off to the Community Payback Team. Posted 08.03.18
Great North Rail Project Week 16
Electrification draws nearer. Posted 07.03.18