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Collected date 09/09/14

Poulton-le-Fylde sign

Poulton-le-Fylde is a station on the branch to Blackpool North just before the point where a former line branched off to Fleetwood.

The station front is on a road bridge over the railway, with steps leading down to an island with east and west bound platforms. The front of the station:

Poulton-le-Fylde front

To either side of the entrance archway supporting the canopy over it are two monograms:

Poulton-le-Fylde LYR monogram Poulton-le-Fylde LNER monogram

There is a plaque on the front of the station:

Railway Station - This
station, opened in 1896 was owned by the Lancashire & Yorkshire
and LNWR joint companies and replaced the original Preston & Wyre
Railway station at the corner of Station Road and the Breck which was
opened in 1840.  An important junction for holiday excursion traffic
with its platforms 348 metres long, this station also catered for boat
train passengers calling from Fleetwood

The southern side of the station building, with the steps down to the platforms just visible on the right:

Poulton-le-Fylde side

The northern side of the station building seen from the bridge:

Poulton-le-Fylde from

The ticket hall inside the station building, with steps down to the platforms:

Poulton-le-Fylde ticket

The rear of the station building, seen from the car park just next to the line:

Poulton-le-Fylde rear

On platform 2 on the northern side of the steps, looking west:

Poulton-le-Fylde platform 2
looking west

Platform 1 on the other side, looking west:

Poulton-le-Fylde platform 1
looking west

A canopy coveres much of the platform area with a central building. The end of the central building houses a small cafe:

Poulton-le-Fylde cafe

On platform 2, for trains towards Kirkham and Wesham and Preston, looking east:

Poulton-le-Fylde platform 2
looking east

A view of platform 2 from the car park north of the line:

Poulton-le-Fylde platform 2

The station is well cared for so there are plenty of hanging baskets as well as this garden:

Poulton-le-Fylde garden

Further east along the platform is this old-style sign and grassed area:

Poulton-le-Fylde old sign

Looking west from the end of the platforms:

Poulton-le-Fylde platforms
looking west

Looking east along the line from the end of the platform:

Poulton-le-Fylde looking east

On the westbound platform 1, looking west under the canopy:

platform 1 under canopy

Both platforms have a large clock, telling the right time! This is the one on platform 1:

Poulton-le-Fylde platform 1

The side of the clock:

Poulton-le-Fylde clock

Detail of the spandrels supporting the canopy:


On platform 1 looking east along the platforms:

Poulton-le-Fylde platforms
looking east

Back on the road bridge, we look east at the signals above the westbound platform:

Poulton-le-Fylde signals

Looking west from the road bridge the line heads left towards Blackpool, and the disused branch leads off to the right towards Fleetwood:

Poulton-le-Fylde looking west

The signalbox in the centre of the photo:

Poulton-le-Fylde signalbox Poulton-le-Fylde signalbox