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This station is the terminus of the Lytham line, which diverges off the main line to Blackpool North, west of Kirkham.
This was not the original terminus of this line. For, until 1964, it carried on to Blackpool Central. That station closed in 1964, and for a history of that station, with then and now pictures, visit the page on the disused stations website
Railway type and traffic
The station is a single track terminus, with no run round facilities. The only trains are class 142 DMUs of Northern, on local passenger services to Preston and beyond.
A fair bit south of Blackpool town centre, this is a residential and retail hotspot. It is fairly busy at all times, so do be cautious. CCTV does not cover the station.
It is also near the coast, so do dress for the weather.
Blackpool is well signposted on all routes The station is signposted as well. It is located on Waterloo Road. To help you out, just east of the station, over the bridge, is the Waterloo Hotel.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Blackpool South Station map co-ordinates
A chargeable car park is available next to the station, and is easy to access at the traffic lights. Look for Aldis, go in at the traffic lights, and head over to the station.
Northern Rail provides a basically hourly service, Monday - Saturday. There is no Sunday service, except during high season and the illuminations. See the Northern Rail
website for more details.
Metro Coastlines bus route 5 serves the station, whilst routes 7 and 11 call in nearby streets. The nearest tram stop on the prom is Waterloo Road. Once you get off the tram, cross the road and head up Waterloo Road to the next set of traffic lights. Go straight on, and you will see the double arrow sign, denoting the station. For bus and tram info visit the metro coastlines website
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The most famous landmark is the Waterloo hotel/Pub. Famous, because the bowling green attached to it plays host to a crown green tournament every year, which is televised on Sky sports. If you fancy playing on the green, it is open during the season, £2 per person (2006 prices).
There are other shops and a petrol station nearby, whilst 10 minutes away by bus or tram is Blackpool town centre. The nearest toilets are located in the pleasure beach, or at the town centre. Toilets are in the Waterloo, but only if you are a customer.
Blackpool is a tourist resort, and accommodation is plentiful.Visit Blackpool
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Waterloo Road is a busy road, and the car park is busy at times. This will cause noise on videos. Trains come into the station slowly, round a sharp bend, so you will not get much warning of a train. Shots can be taken in both directions, i.e. north and south.
The nearby road will give another dimension to pictures, with clear shots being obtainable.
General views - All photographs © Robert Clarke unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north
Fig 2 - Looking south
Fig 3 - Looking south
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