Saturday, 2 January 2010

New Year's Day

377 heads along Lindale Gardens on New Year's Day - a rare working for an Olympian.

New years day bus services saw some unusual workings with double deckers paramount. This year for the first time Line 5 was in operation and featured two Volvo Olympians (376/377). The full route was observed, rather optimistically including the double run into the deserted Blackpool Business Park. This did, however, provide what must be the first New Year's Day bus service along Amy Johnson Way since 1 January 1940 when the 11 used what was then Blackpool Road prior to its closure to expand the Airport that February.

Olympians also provided Line 6, while Pool Trident 317 was one of the two buses on Line 7.

Olympian 376 waits time at Victoria Hospital

317 heads along Fleetwood Road towards Lytham on Line 7.