Wednesday, 20 June 2012

The Ghost of William Smith?

Sunday 22nd July sees with withdrawal of route 15 and the diversion of route 2 to serve Staining. This brings back the original William Smith service of the mid 1920s, taken over by Blackpool in 1927 and split into a Poulton (2) and Staining (15) service. The double run will add substantial journey time on to the 2 - though the 2C will provide a faster end to end service - and should utilise the 20 minutes layover at Poulton. It is not yet known if any replacement will be made for the northern leg of the service.

Other changes from the same day affect services 1, 3, 4, 7, 11 and 16 but details are not yet known.