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Morecambe Promenade Station opened on 24 Mar 1907 by the Midland Railway and closed in Feb 1994. After twelve weeks break in passenger service for the revision of track work and signalling a new Morecambe Station was opened on a site closer to the town centre. It was named Morecambe Station both before and after being named Morecambe Promenade.

Opened: 24 Mar 1907 (Morecambe)
Renamed: 2 Jun 1924 (Morecambe Promenade)
Renamed: 6 May 1968 (Morecambe)
Closed: 7 Feb 1994

The station building remains intact - it became an entertainment venue in 1997 when the pub-cum-restaurant "The Platform" was opened, as well as the Platform Arts Centre whilst the Morecambe Tourist Information Centre has been based in the station since 1992. The station building has been sympathetically restored to its original Midland Railway condition and has won two design awards - the "Ian Allan National Railway Heritage Award" in 1999 (Highly Commended) and an "Access for All Design Award" in 1998.
The old platforms, sidings & approach line trackbed were however cleared soon after closure as part of the redevelopment plans - the town's Indoor Market Hall now occupies part of the site along with a Morrisons supermarket, whilst the rest is used as an access road to the new station and for car parking.

Morecambe Promenade Station - 8 Jul 2014

Morecambe Promenade Station - 8 Jul 2014

Morecambe Promenade Station - 8 Jul 2014

Morecambe Promenade Station - 8 Jul 2014

Morecambe Promenade Station - 8 Jul 2014

Morecambe Promenade Station - 8 Jul 2014

Morecambe Promenade Station - 9 Jul 2014

Morecambe Promenade Station - 9 Jul 2014

Morecambe Promenade Station - 8 Jul 2014

Morecambe Promenade Station - 8 Jul 2014

Morecambe Promenade Station - 8 Jul 2014

Morecambe Promenade Station - 8 Jul 2014

Morecambe Promenade Station - 9 Jul 2014

Morecambe Promenade Station - 9 Jul 2014

Morecambe Promenade Station - 9 Jul 2014

Morecambe Promenade Station - 9 Jul 2014

Morecambe Promenade Station - 9 Jul 2014

Morecambe Promenade Station - 9 Jul 2014

Morecambe Promenade Station - 9 Jul 2014

Morecambe Promenade Station - 9 Jul 2014

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