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 South station is the terminus of the South Fylde line. The station opened on 30th May 1903 as Waterloo Road station and was renamed as Blackpool South on 17th March 1932. Originally the station was a junction with the express Marton Line that came into the resort directly from Kirkham. There were four platforms and the line continued north to Blackpool Central station. There were extensive sidings to accommodate the many excursion trains which came every summer to Blackpool.
In 1964 this part of the line closed and the station became a terminus and the Marton Line closed to regular traffic in 1965; its track bed is now Yeadon Way and the M55 motorway. The station is a short walk from the promenade and Golden Mile and is also close to Bloomfield Road, home of Blackpool Football Club.
Some ideas for places to visit and things to do in Blackpool:
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 South Station
SD 310340 – for a map visit www.streetmap.co.uk and enter the grid reference.
- Unstaffed station
- Hourly service to 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
- Blackpool Football Club is about a 10 minute walk from the station – click here for more information
- Close to the Waterloo District Centre and the Blackpool Enterprise Centre
- 10 mins walk from George Bancroft Park and its climbing walls
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