Sunday, 7 April 2013

Solos start Hopping

Friday 5 April saw the official launch of route 20 as the "Blackpool Resort Pass Hopper Bus" as it serves the 9 attractions which feature on the pass. It is now possible to buy Blackpool Transport tickets as add-ons. Solos 258/9, 294-6 are all now branded for the service. Coincidentally all were new for Line 3 though 294 most recently carried Line 2 livery. As a result Line 3 blue has now been eradicated from the fleet.

The side and rear branding is vinyl  with two contravision windows on each side. The front end (and rear bumper) are painted  - drawing attention to the slightly different shades of yellow! Route 20 has been double deck operated since its inception so it is surprising that Solos have been chosen. Olympian 374 has been noted duplicating a Solo on a particular busy journey! (Both photos c James Millington)