Thursday, 24 March 2016

News Round Up

Blackpool Transport Volvo B7RLE 529 has returned from refurbishment and is now in service in Palladium livery with 531 away at Bus and Coach World.

BTS has registered a school days journey on service 12 from 4 April 2016 to maintain a link from Bispham to Poulton schools. The 12 will depart Corporation Street at 0710 via Hospital, Grange Park, Bispham, Faraday Way, Norcross, Castle Gardens, Poulton to Baines School. A PM journey departs Baines at 1500 and follows the reverse route to Blackpool (current 13 route).

Details of Aspire Academy and Sixth Form College school service 414 are now to hand. Two buses are used:
  • 0758 Clifton Street to Norcross (0820) and 0821 Norcross-Market Street (0845) - an intriguing nod to the former short working 14 destination of Norcross!  
  • 0808 Clifton Street to Sixth Form College (0845)
  • 1510 Aspire to Mereside Tesco (1546)
  • 1510 Aspire to Market Street (1520) then 1528 Clifton Street to Four Lane Ends (1554)
Catch 22 Bus changes to service 24 from April, include the withdrawal of the 22A diversion via Halton Gardens and the re-routing of the service via Briarwood Drive and Kincraig Road in Bispham, replacing BTS service 3 on Briarwood Drive. Also the 22 will now run via Marton Drive, Ansdell Road and Grasmere Road and via Sevonoakes Drive, Luton Road and Anchorsholme Lane.

Preston Bus has been confirmed as operator of the 74, 75 and 80 with Kirkby Lonsdale Minicoaches taking on the 89/89H.