Knott End: Judging by the pristine condition of the platforms, locomotive and carriages this image of Knott End station was taken around the time of opening in 1908. It was also taken before the glass conservatory style waiting area was attached to the building See image 60609. The locomotive is 0-6-0T Knott End, built by Manning Wardle for the opening of this extension to the line from Pilling. The open veranda carriages were built at the Lancaster Carriage and Wagon Works and were later used on the Wanlockhead branch in Scotland. Since closure the station has been completely rebuilt but the extension with the circular vent, visible here on the left, is still in use.
Knott End Collection //1908

Knott End

Location type


Name and dates

Knott End (1908-1930)

Opened on the Knott End Railway.


Although closed completely since 1950, Knott End station has survived, albeit substantially rebuilt, as a popular cafe.

The rest of the station site has disappeared under the car park and golf clubhouse but beyond that the trackbed skirts the edge of the course towards Preesall.

The Wyre Rose operates the Knott End to Fleetwood Ferry seven days a week on a basic hourly service, the entrance to the ferry slipway being immediately outside the front of the old station.

Knott End to Fleetwood Ferry


Station terminus

News items

09/01/2018Knott End Ferry saved for further eight years [BBC Lancashire]
07/02/2017All aboard for Garstang rail line revival [The Garstang Courier]
04/02/2017All aboard Lancashire's long lost railway [Blackpool Gazette]
31/03/2010Track to the past [Garstang Courier]