Fresh calls to reconnect Fleetwood's rail links [BBC News]

Date: 09/03/2019

Residents and councillors are fighting to reconnect train links to one of the largest towns in England not to be served by the rail network. Fleetwood's station was closed in 1966, with the nearest station now over five miles away in Poulton-le-Fylde. The Back on Track campaign group is continuing a fight for trains to be re-established.

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Fleetwood in Lancashire remains one of the largest towns in England not to be served by the rail network.

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Looking west from the platform at Poulton-le-Fylde with a Northern service taking the sharp left curve towards Blackpool North on 16 June 2012. The line to the right disappearing into the grass is the former Fleetwood line. Although track is in place as far as Burn Naze, the whole line is officially 'out of use' and there are several fences across the overgrown trackbed.
Location: Poulton-le-Fylde
Company: Preston and Wyre Railway, Dock and Harbour
16/06/2012 John McIntyre
BR Standard class 2 2-6-2T no 84018 in the sidings at Wyre Dock junction, Fleetwood, on 29 June 1963. The photograph is taken from alongside the signal box with the now-demolished Fleetwood power station in the right background. Fleetwood shed (24F) from which the locomotive was withdrawn in April 1965, stands directly behind the camera. Official closure took place in February 1966.
Location: Wyre Dock Junction
Company: Fleetwood Deviation (Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway and London and North Western Railway)
29/06/1963 K A Gray
View south from the end of the rails on the former Fleetwood line towards Burn Naze, where the industrial complex that kept the southern section of the line open for freight until the 1990s can be seen. Right up to the 1960s this then double track line saw express fish trains to London as well as a variety of other traffic. Passenger services ceased in 1970. Map Ref SD 329455
Location: Burn Naze
Company: Preston and Wyre Railway, Dock and Harbour
17/02/2009 Mark Bartlett