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Written by Robert Clarke - 02 Aug 2007
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Location notes
The nearest national rail station for the biggest fairground in Blackpool, this station is located on the branch from Kirkham to Blackpool south. Until 1964, the line carried on to Blackpool Central. This station is situated behind the pleasure beach. The present station was built in 1989, as part of a rebuilding, and is unmanned. However, the canopy at the station entrance, looks to date from the 1920's.
Railway type and traffic
The line is single track to its terminus at Blackpool south, and the only trains are class 142 DMUs of Northern.
Environment
The station is located to the back of the Pleasure beach, and also serves a housing estate. The area is reasonably safe, but do be cautious at all times. There is no CCTV at the station.
Road directions
Blackpool pleasure beach is well signposted. From New Promenade, turn into Burlington road west, and the station is located on Bond street.

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach, NR map co-ordinates
Parking
Double yellow lines are in force around the nearby streets. There is a car park at the station, but this belongs to the pleasure beach, and was always closed when I visited. According to a Blackpool street atlas that I obtained, the next nearest car park is on Bond Street, but this is chargeable. This also about 5-10 minutes walk away.
Public transport
Northern provides a roughly hourly service, Mondays - Saturdays, and a Sunday service during high season and the illuminations. Out with these times, there is no Sunday service. No bus service calls in at the station. The nearest tram stop is Burlington Road. From the stop, you will be able to see the Blue Reef hotel. It is a blue building! Walk up to it, and the station is within your sight from there.

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Amenities
Free admission is available to the Pleasure beach itself, and there is a Burger King next to the hotel. Central Blackpool is a short tram ride away.
Accommodation
Try Visit Blackpool.com for details.
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Blackpool Pleasure Beach, NR

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Streetmap links
Blackpool Pleasure Beach, NR general view map
Blackpool Pleasure Beach, NR close up map

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach, NR



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Photographic notes
The line is single track, and is near the end of the line, hence the fixed distant signal. Not all trains stop here, but those which are non stoppers will be going slowly, due to the short inter-station distance.
The rides in the pleasure beach will be heard on videos.


General views - All photographs © Robert Clarke unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking south


Fig 2 - Looking south


Fig 3 - The station enterance


Fig 3 - The station enterance


Fig 4 - Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


Fig 4 - Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Blackpools 'Big One'

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