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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19233 posts, RR: 52
Posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1587 times:

I might be flying from BLK to STN (and thence to NQY) to get home for Xmas. I've just been on BLK's site which says that it's "1 minute from South Shore Station." But when I look on Thetrainline.com, no mention is made of this station. Can anyone assist?


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1572 times:

The Trainline.com I think will prompt you with a list of stations if you just input "Blackpool" - give that a try. Maybe its "Southshore".

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19233 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1570 times:

Tried that, but it just comes up with 'Blackpool North.'


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1571 times:

"Squires Gate train station is a five-minute walk from the terminal, with frequent services to and from Preston station, which lies on the national rail network."

Dunno where they got South Shore from. The only station I've heard of called that is in Boston, USA!

Geoff M.


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19233 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1562 times:

Oh! Thanks for that, Geoff. Will check it out.


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1559 times:

maybe they mean 1 min by bus tram or ? certainly not by plane LOL


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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19233 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1553 times:

LOL @ Soups.  Wink/being sarcastic

Right, got the times - not bad. Interestingly, it's about £7 less to go to Squires Gate than it is to Blackpool North!  Big grin

Thanks a lot for your quick responses.  Smile



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineGroobster From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1522 times:

The station is definately Squires Gate. Come out of the station turn right and the airport is about 100yds up the road on the same side.


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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19233 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1488 times:

Thanks, Groobster. Dunno why South Shore is listed on BLK's front page, but never mind.

If I do go BLK-STN-NQY-STN-BLK, it'll mean I'll be flying about 25 times with FR until 26th Jan. Big grin

[Edited 2004-10-08 14:57:39]

[Edited 2004-10-08 14:58:10]


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineGroobster From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1477 times:

If you think thats bad, wait until you see the Ryanair map of the UK next to check in. Blackpool is twice the size of London, and located somewhere near Carlisle!

I suppose I should also add that Squires Gate was the former name of Blackpool Airport. In the same way that Ringway is now Manchester Airport.

Enjoy those Latvian Ryanair air hostesses!

[Edited 2004-10-08 15:27:47]


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User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7162 posts, RR: 57
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1457 times:

Ryanair operate to BLK North???  Smile  Smile  Big grin





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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1449 times:

Blackpool North = Prestwick.

User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1436 times:

Prestwick? Eh? Try 135mi north.

Geoff M.


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1419 times:

Blackpool North = Prestwick

In O'Leary-speak anyway. Don't worry, FR will lay on a convenient connecting bus oxcart mule service for only GBP108.00 each way (bring your own hay)


User currently offlineGroobster From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1397 times:

Just spoke to a friend who lives closeby to Blackpool Airport, there IS a South Shore Railway Station. That is near the pleasure beach, but Squires Gate is certainly the closest to the airport.

[Edited 2004-10-08 16:50:34]


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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19233 posts, RR: 52
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1376 times:

Cheers for that, Groobster! I will just go to S.G.


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineBigOrange From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2365 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1355 times:

Try Blackpool South station, unless it's changed recently.

There's not much service into there, it may be quicker to go to Blackpool North and then taxi or bus.





User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1356 times:

Groobster - there isn't. Beyond Squires Gate is Blackpool Pleasure Beach station (perhaps formerly called South Shore though) and Blackpool South station.

Pe@rson. It's a short walk, but a long run - I was on one of FR's rare LATE (yes, LATE!) flights into BLK and had to run for a train which was crowded with kids from the pleasure beach! bah. But it's an easy walk otherwise. And a nice departure from BLK over Morecambe Bay. I'm already booked on the route twice in the next 4 months Big grin

Enjoy BLK Airport...



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User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1328 times:

Looking on Blackpool's Tram website, South Shore is a BUS stop, not a tram stop, nor a train station. However, Starr Gate looks close to the terminal building (on the trams).

Geoff M.


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19233 posts, RR: 52
Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1280 times:

Cheers for all your help, folks! I'm truly grateful.

Due to a slight problem, I'll now only be flying NQY-STN-BLK. I'm looking at going MAN-DUB-BRS, MAN/LPL-BFS-BRS or MAN-GLA-BRS outbound. Oddly, all of these will only cost about £10 more than the train from Bangor to Exeter (£68)! And my dad will pay for it, so... LOL.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlinePlanespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1255 times:

I use national rail enquiries if I have to find out what stations are best near the British Airports, the layout is easy to use on the site so you shouldnt have any problems, itll also tell you if you need to change at any stations and what times the trains are.

"http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/planmyjourney/time_table/journey_requirements.asp?&T2ID=6331_200410912197"


User currently offlineCKT523 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1179 times:

Why not just go to Blackpool North on the train then jump on a bus from the bus station which is virtually opposite the train station? Just go down the side of Wilkinsons then you will see the bus station, next to Mardi Gras Bar.

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