Sunday, 2 March 2014

New Bus Lane Opens

The contraflow bus lane on Central Drive between Albert Road and Reads Avenue opened on Sunday 2 March. Blackpool Transport services 5, 7, 14 and 17 have been re-routed via the new Bus Lane as has Oakwood Travel's 22 and Stagecoach 68. Meanwhile Blackpool Transport 10 has been re-routed via Adelaide St, Bank Hey St, Albert Road, Coronation Street, Reads Avenue, Central Drive and Rigby Road to provide a token hourly service via the otherwise abandoned Coronation Street.

Following on from the remodelling of the road layout and reintroduction of two-way operation on Talbot Road and Dickson Road last year this ends another decades old one way operation, this one implemented way back in 1966 when services 4 (Mereside via Bloomfield Road and Penrose Ave), 6 (Mereside via Spen Corner and Cherry Tree Road), 6A/6B (Midgeland Road), 11/11A (Lytham), 11C (St. Annes Square), 13 (Lindale Gardens), 22 (Halfway House), 23 (Midgeland Road) and 23A (South Pier) were diverted away from Central Drive.