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Written by Aaron Roscoe - 31 May 2015
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Location notes
The location is on the Preston-Blackpool North line. a few miles from Blackpool itself.
Railway type and traffic
On a normal day you will see plenty of Northern Rail, TransPennine Express services with the 2 a day service from Virgn Trains. Train classes are normally 142s, 153s, 156s, 158s & 185s throughout the day with 221's been in the early morning and late evening.
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RTT Link Holts Lane Foot Crossing, Poulton-le-Fylde
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Holt's Lane can be access by Poulton Industural Estate and from the main avenue. It is located just on the outskirts of Poulton near to open fields, evening shots into dark wouldn't be recommended.
Road directions
From the A586 Garstang Road East, take a turn onto Holts Lane continue straight down until the 3rd exit to the left which is also called Holts Lane work your way to the crossing which should take no more than a minute.

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Holts Lane Foot Crossing, Poulton-le-Fylde map co-ordinates
You can leave your car in the area, as long as you are not blocking the neighbourhood driveways. It's a quiet and safe place to leave your car and also you will be close to it.
Public transport
Buses 42, 76, 400, 541, 594, 648, 827 pass the area via the main road Moorland Road bus stop is located around 3-5mins from Holts Lane. Once onto Holts Lane continue straight down until the 3rd left which is also called Holts Lane work your way to the crossing which should take no more than 2 to 3 minutes.

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There are no toilets within the area but the nearest are in Poulton. For food and drinks there is a local Tesco express and Subway on Garstang East Road. There is a take away on Holts Lane called Happy Valley Chinese Take Away.
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Holts Lane Foot Crossing, Poulton-le-Fylde

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Holts Lane Foot Crossing, Poulton-le-Fylde

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Photographic notes
The light is generally good during the daytime. Sometimes in the morning shot towards Preston can get tricky same as the afternoon shots towards Poulton can be tricky. I would stand on the Holts Lane side during the morning before moving over the crossing to the other side in the afternoon.

General views - All photographs © Aaron Roscoe unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north west

Fig 1 - Looking north west

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