There has been a station at Squires Gate since 1st April 1865 when it was called Stony Hill. This closed in 1872 and a new station opened 14th September 1931. Now an unmanned halt it is the closest station to Blackpool International Airport and signage at the station reflects this close link. The station has also served the Pontins Holiday Centre at South Shore for many years but it has been announced recently that this will close at the end of the 2009 season.
The station is also only a short walk from Starr Gate, the southern terminus of the Blackpool tramway and there is easy access to the newly revitalised South Promenade with its interesting art installations. It is also the nearest station to the southern starting point for Blackpool Illuminations.
Squires Gate Station
St. Annes Road West,
SD 308316 – for a map visit www.streetmap.co.uk and enter the grid reference.
+ Unstaffed station
+ Ticket Vending Machine
+ Hourly service to Blackpool South and Preston & Colne
+ Waiting shelter
+ Long Line Public Address
+ Bus stops close to the station – click here for bus timetables
+ For more information about Blackpool International Airport – please click here
+ Rail User Group – Blackpool and Fylde Rail Users Association
+ Friends of Station – contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details
Another Station History Poster Unveiled
New poster number two installed. Posted 29.10.2020
Essential Bridge Repairs Close Line
Bus replacement between Hebden Bridge & Rochdale
Backtrack Winners Announced
Anti-trespass competition are great success. Posted 27.10.2020
Parbold Station History Poster Unveiled
Plenty to see and read on this new poster. Posted 26.10.2020
Along The Line Artwork Installed
Plenty of colour on Ramsgreave & Wilpshire station. Posted 26.10.2020