Saturday, 12 March 2016

LCC Service update

Provisional timetables have now been released by Lancashire County Council for the remaining supported services.

Route 74
This will run via its present route except it will serve Victoria Hospital both ways, omit Cleveleys and terminate in Fleetwood. It will therefore run from Blackpool Abingdon St via Layton, Grange Road, Victoria Hospital, St Walburgas Road, Garstang Old Road, Poulton Centre, Breck Road, Little Thornton, Thornton Centre, Four Lane Ends, Health Centre then via Marsh Road,Wordsworth Avenue, Tennyson Avenue, West Drive then back to current route via Mayfield Avenue, Pheasant Wood Drive, Cala Gran, Broadwater, Flakefleet Avenue, Whinfield Avenue, Fishermans Walk then terminating in a loop via Asda and Albert Square in Fleetwood.

Two buses are required providing an hourly service with departures at 0655 Poulton to Fleewood, 0728, 0841, 0948 and hourly to 1548, 1703 and 1803 from Blackpool and 0625, 0730 0835, 0945 and houry to 1545, 1650 and 1805 from Fleetwood with a 1900 departure as far as Poulton. Morning and evening times vary on Saturdays.

Route 75 and 80
The 75 is reduced to every 2 hours, the 80 remains as such. The 75 route is unchanged, but the 80 is revised to follow the 75 from Preston via the Railway Station and Riversway then via Pedders Way, Pedders Lane, Blackpool Road, and Lea Road rejoining the current route to Myrescough College at Sidgreaves Lane. The early morning 75A from Great Eccleston will start from Myrescough with a return added in the evening - this runs via Elswick, Thistleton and Wesham then picks up the 75 route at Kirkham. Monday to Friday times are:

  • 75A 0610 Myrescough-Preston NS
  • 75 0805NS, 0818S, 1018, 1218, 1418, 1618, 1828S, 1833NS Poulton to Preston
  • 80 0710NS, 0720S, 0915, 1120, 1320, 1520, 1725 Myrescough to Preston
  • 75 0705NS, 0720S, 0920, 1120, 1320, 1520, 1725 from Preston to Poulton
  • 80 0812NS, 0820S, 1020, 1220, 1420, 1620, 1825 from Preston to Myrescough
  • 75A 1930 Preston to Myrescough NS
  • NS= Not Saturdays, S=Saturdays only.

Routes 89/89H
A 90 minute service will continue on these services over the same route from Knott End to Lancaster, but at different times to present.

Details of other services are on the LCC notice linked here