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
- Hourly service to Blackpool South and Preston & Colne
- Waiting shelter
- Long Line Public Address
Down The Line Launched
New educational website unveiled. Posted 10.04.17
Friends of St. Anne’s Stations Update
Volunteer work continues. Posted 08.02.17
Blackburn Station Masterplan
Design Consultants Announced. Posted 22.12.16
Last And First Trains Over Christmas
Details of the last services. Posted 08.12.16
Friends Of St. Anne’s Awards
Two more awards for the Friends Group. Posted 16.11.16