Kirkham and Wesham railway station


Kirkham and Wesham railway station

Infobox UK station
name = Kirkham and Wesham



caption = Kirkham and Wesham railway station in 2008
code = KKM
manager = Northern Rail
locale = Kirkham
borough = Fylde
latitude = 53.7868
longitude = -2.8823
gridref =
years = 1844
events = Opened as "Kirkham" [Pilling, A. (1966) [http://www.birley.org/Kirkham.htm "Kirkham 1700–1900"] , accessed 6 November 2007]
years2 = 1890
events2 = Rebuilt as "Kirkham and Wesham"
platforms = 2
usage0405 = 0.206
usage0506 = 0.212
usage0607 = 0.214

The Lancashire towns of Kirkham and Wesham, in England, are served by one railway station, Kirkham and Wesham.

The station, opened in 1844, was originally located to the west of Station Road and named Kirkham Station. It is managed by Northern Rail, who operate most of the passenger services that call there (although some First TransPennine Express services also serve the station).In 1890, it was rebuilt on the east side of the road and renamed "Kirkham and Wesham" [Hartley, S. (2006) PDFlink| [http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/environment/archaeologyandheritage/historictowns/KirkhamComplete_lowres.pdf "Lancashire Historic Town Survey—Kirkham"] |7.71 MiB , Lancashire County Council Environment Directorate, accessed 30 October 2007.] .

There are two platforms, and fairly obvious signs of the former size of the station by way of disused sidings and blocked-off tunnels.

West of the station is a junction—the suburban branch line to Blackpool South follows the Fylde coast through Lytham; the main line to stnlnk|Blackpool North proceeds via Poulton. Between 1903 and 1965 there was a third express line, the “Marton Line”, which went straight to stnlnk|Blackpool South and beyond to stnlnk|Blackpool Central.

ervices

The station is served by the hourly stopping trains between Buxton & Blackpool North and also by the Colne to Blackpool South service (also hourly on weekdays). TPE services between Manchester Airport and Blackpool call during peak periods and evenings but not during the day.

On Sundays there is an hourly TPE service to Manchester Airport & Blackpool North and to Blackpool South & Preston (every second hour to Colne) during the summer timetable period (May to early November).

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External links

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Blackpool (N) Branch Line
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Fleetwood Branch Line
Blackpool (N) Branch Line
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route2=Preston and Wyre Joint Railway
Marton Line 1903–1965
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Lytham Branch Line
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