Wednesday, 21 October 2015

News Round Up

Blackpool Transport Trident 333 has been outshopped in standard fleet livery after all - despite receiving an undercoat for a possible Palladium inspired livery. Trainer Trident 973 is now in the paint shop for a repaint to match 974 while Sainsburys advert 311 is also in the works to lose its vinyl wrap.

Service changes from 8 November will see winter timetables introduced, but also a revision to the 7 and 11 in Lytham. These will no longer interwork and will revert to earlier versions of their terminal arrangements having been linked at Saltcotes since March 2012:

  • 7 clockwise loop via Station Road, Mythop Road, Saltcotes Road, Preston Road, Hospital, Warton Street (as from 2004 to 2010)
  • 11 anti-clockwise loop via Station Road, East Beach, Hospital (as per the route up to 2012)
Catch 22 Bus has accumulated further second hand Darts from Cardiff. W362VHB arrived and entered service in September, W371VHB arrived in October. Dart 512 has been sent for scrap as a result. W474UAG has also arrived from Walsall Community Transport. T147DAX has been repainted into fleet livery. Dennis Trident 51 LX51FNJ entered service still in red during August.

 Service 22 was increased to run every 20 minutes from 21 September, while summer season service 21 ended on 27 September. This had seen a mix of vehicles with PD3s 516, 529, Routemasters 521, RML887, Ribble RE 366 and VR 1997, Atlantean 334 and occasional open top Metrobuses.