Sunday, 26 October 2014

Changing Times

Early November sees some changes to the local bus network in and around Blackpool.
Oakwood New Service 6 3 November
Oakwood introduce service 6 from 3 November between Blackpool Clifton Street (0750-1735 M-F, 0835-1735 Sat) and Grange Park Dinmore Hotel (0725-1710 M-F and 0810-1710 Sat) every 15 minutes. The route is:

  • Clifton St, Abingdon St, Talbot Road, Westcliffe Drive, Poulton Road, Chepstow Road, Gateside Drive, Furness Avenue, Chipping Grove, Easington Crescent, Dinmore Road, Gateside Drive, Chepstow Road, Poulton Road, Westcliffe Drive and Talbot Road to Clifton Street

3 Buses are required and will be released from service 12 which ends for the season on the previous day.

Blackpool Transport Network 9 November
Services 2, 2C, 5 and 9 are retimed in the evening, while the 10 has a slightly different timetable on journeys from Blackpool. This is the residual hourly service via Coronation Street. Service 14 gains extra resources for reliability reasons.

More significant changes are:

  • Service 1 reverts to every 20 minutes using 7 buses. 
  • Services 3 and 4 are retimed with buses interworking at Mereside using 13 buses
  • Service 7 and 11 are retimed with 23 vehicles now interworking, rather than the present 22.
  • Service 11 runs direct via Albany Road and Blackpool Road not Commonside in Ansdell.