Sunday, 14 February 2016

Round Up

Blog Update
As the blog heads towards 600 posts, I've realised its reached a point where most historic topics have been covered, yet newer readers may not wish to trawl through pages and pages to see the content. Some topics were covered several years ago and are worthy of an update. I plan to revisit some previously posted subjects, updated with new information where possible and include an index on the 'pages' section linked to the right of this post (for desktop viewers).  This will hopefully result in an easy to access and fairly comprehensive Blackpool Bus fleet and service history. 

News will continue to feature and I will endeavour to do some new historic posts - the history of "Ribble on the Fylde" is currently being research and compiled to make a series of posts to mark the closure of its final Fylde Coast depot at Fleetwood in April. 

Blackpool Transport News
An Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 single deck demonstrator has arrived for evaluation. Registered YX65RLO it is expected to see service. The refurbished Volvo single deckers are believed to be earmarked for service 7, the new double deckers are already confirmed for service 9, but are expected to swtich to the 14 on Sundays with single deckers used on the 9 instead.

Catch 22 Bus
Dennis Darts W366/9VHB have received partial repaints into allover turquoise and are expected to be dedicated to new route 24 (Cleveleys-Poulton). T143AUA is being prepared for a return to use after a period in store.