Sunday, 1 November 2015

Atlantean on the 22

334 turns into Warley Road on service 22 (David Umpleby)
On Sunday 1 November Catch 22 Bus used LTT's former Blackpool Atlantean for a round trip on their service 22 the 1250 Mereside to Cleveleys and 1350 return. This marks the first use of an Atlantean on the Catch 22 service - a type which was typical on the former Blackpool Transport 22/22A from 1977 through to its withdrawal in 2001. Ex Ribble VR 1997 is believed to have operated on the 22 on 28 October (flickr photo). Service 21 also operated during the October half term week and is now suspended for the winter.

334 seen in more traditional 22 territory on St. Annes Road (Philip Higgs)
One of the last Atlanteans to work on the 22 was 344 seen leaving Lytham Square on Saturday 28 April 2001 - the penultimate day of the original 22/22A - the Sunday will have seen newer buses used and on the Monday new Lines 7 and 11 took over. (Brian Turner)