Blackpool has two
main train stations, Blackpool North [map]
, which connects the town to major cities in the UK, and Blackpool
which offers services to local destinations.
Trains from the North station, which is ideally situated close to
the Tower, Winter Gardens and North Pier, has direct services
to Manchester where you can get connections to almost anywhere,
Blackpool South, which is located close to the Pleasure Beach, offers
services to the places such as Lytham, St Annes and Preston, although
it does not connect to Blackpool North.
There are around 10 daily services from London to Blackpool, via
Preston, and the journey takes between three-and-a-half and four
hours. There are 35 direct trains from Manchester to Blackpool with
a journey time of one hour 15 minutes.
To encourage more tourists to travel to the resort by train, Arriva
Trains Northern, which provides services to Blackpool from around
the North West, often offers family discounts for top attractions,
such as Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Sandcastle and Blackpool Tower.
Log on to www.arrivatrainsnorthern.co.uk
for more details.
For more information on train services to Blackpool, call National
Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950 or visit the website at www.nationalrail.co.uk.