Monday, 18 January 2016

Lancashire Bus Subsidy Under Threat Again

Following a reprieve in 2014, Lancashire County Council has once again proposed to completely withdraw from subsidised bus services as part of budget cuts from 2 April 2016. A consultation has been launched which lasts until 27 March - less than one week before the change is implemented! Click the Link here if you wish to participate

It is understood operators have received 12 weeks notice of the withdrawal of funding - and they have been invited to state what, if any, they would preserve commercially. Fylde Coast routes affected are:

  • Blackpool Transport 2C between Poulton and Knott End - evenings/Sundays
  • Blackpool Transport 12/13 between Bispham and Poulton - daily
  • Kirkby Lonsdale 42 between Lancaster and Blackpool - evenings
  • Stagecoach 61 short section at Peel/Whitehills Park
  • Preston Bus 68 between Blackpool and Preston Sunday to Thursday evenings
  • Stagecoach 74 between Blackpool and Fleetwood - complete service
  • Preston Bus 75 between Fleetwood and Preston - complete service
  • Coastal Coaches 76 between Blackpool and St. Annes - complete service
  • Coastal Coaches 78 between Wesham and St. Annes - evenings/Sundays
  • Waltons Coach Hire 79 between Lamaleach and Kirkham - complete service
  • Preston Bus 80 between Preston and Myrescough College - complete service
  • Stagecoach 86 between Fleetwood and Knott End - complete service
  • ACE Travel 87 between Cleveleys and Poulton - complete service
  • Stagecoach 89 between Knott End and Lancaster - complete service