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Written by Aaron Roscoe - 08 Feb 2017
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Location notes
Poulton-le-Fylde Railway Station is located on the Preston to Blackpool North line and is about three Miles from Blackpool North Station and Blackpool Town Centre.
Railway type and traffic
Everyday you will see plenty of Northern Services which usually formed of Class 142s, 153s, 156s and 158s. There is also a early morning Virgin Trains service to London Euston from Blackpool North and a Evening return from London Euston formed of a single 5 Car 221 Voyager.
There is also regular Network Rail Test Train's which are usually formed of the departmental 150 sprinter or Loco-Hauled with Class 37s.
Link to Real Time Trains
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The location is on a railway station where there is full roof shelter. Access to the station is from the main entrance on Breck Road or off any train but make sure station staff know you doing photography or filming. The station has depatures display boards and CCTV.
The station is ok at night during the summer months for late evening stuff but would not recommend it after dark in winter times like after 19:00.
Road directions

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Poulton-le-Fylde Station map co-ordinates
There is a station car park but that usually fills up quite quickly before the morning rush hour and the platform over looks it. Street parking is available nearby.
Public transport
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There is a Cafe on the station which is open daily, Toilets on the station are usually locked but station staff or the cafe staff will be able to give a key to use them.
Sun Compass
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Poulton-le-Fylde Station

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Streetmap links
Poulton-le-Fylde Station general view map
Poulton-le-Fylde Station close up map

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Poulton-le-Fylde Station

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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 east

Fig 1 - Looking east

Fig 2 - Looking east

Fig 2 - Looking east

Fig 3 - Looking west

Fig 3 - Looking west

Location Video

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