Guidance

South Fylde community rail line

Community rail line service between Blackpool and Preston.

Documents

South Fylde Line: prospectus

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South Fylde Line: map

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Details

The South Fylde Line follows the Ribble estuary and passes through the towns of Lytham and St Annes on the way from Blackpool to Preston.

Route data

Region North west
Locale Lancashire
Stations 10
Length 20 miles
Journey time About 36 minutes — one way
Route type Secondary branch line
Designation Line
Pilot project No
Designation date April 2008
Partnership South Fylde Community Rail Partnership (CRP)
Management Community Rail Lancashire
Operator(s) Northern

The South Fylde Line route serves the following 10 stations:

  • Blackpool South
  • Blackpool Pleasure Beach
  • Squires Gate
  • St Annes-on-the-Sea
  • Ansdell and Fairhaven
  • Lytham
  • Moss Side
  • Kirkham and Wesham
  • Salwick
  • Preston

Community rail designation

The South Fylde Line was designated as a community rail line by the Department for Transport in April 2008. The designation covers the line between Kirkham and Wesham and Blackpool South and the passenger rail service between Preston and Blackpool South. Apart from Preston, all stations listed on this route are designated.

Network Rail strategic route plan

The South Fylde Line has been identified as a secondary branch line within Network Rail’s cross-Pennine, Yorks and Humber and north west (H) strategic route plan.

The West of Lancashire Community Rail Partnership

The South Fylde Line is supported by the South Fylde Line Community Rail Partnership. This partnership is one of 5 to fall under the umbrella of Community Rail Lancashire. Altogether the partnerships support 7 lines or routes in Lancashire:

  • Clitheroe Line (Clitheroe to Manchester) — Clitheroe Line CRP
  • East Lancashire Line (Preston to Colne / Burnley Manchester Road) — the East Lancashire CRP
  • Bentham Line (Leeds to Morecambe / Heysham Port) — Leeds, Lancaster and Morecambe CRP
  • South Fylde Line (Blackpool South to Preston) — the South Fylde Line CRP
  • Preston to Ormskirk Line — the West of Lancashire CRP
  • Wigan to Southport Line — the West of Lancashire CRP
  • Wigan to Kirkby Line — the West of Lancashire CRP

The Wigan to Southport and Wigan to Kirkby Lines are not designated community rail routes.

Published 16 April 2008