Friday, 4 March 2011

A Bridge too Far

The closure of Skew Bridge to buses sees the 5, 11 and Stagecoach 68 diverted via Station Road, Bond Street and Watson Road. Excel 215 turns onto Station Road on route 11
Trident 339 is about to turn into Bond Street from Station Road

Excel 213 on Bond Street
Solo 250 passes the site of the former Bond Street Depot
Bond Street Depot building started life in 1923 as the Carnival Shop at Rigby Road Depot, building floats for Carnivals. In January 1942 it was relocated to Bond Street to allow the bus fleet to be dispersed in case Rigby Road succumbed to enemy action. It was used to store withdrawn buses until November 1954 and was later sold to Blackpool Pleasure Beach. It was demolished in September 1998 to provide more car park space.
Trident 324 turns out of Watson Road. This is one of only four Tridents to retain Line 11 livery