Monday 24 March 2014

More on the Villager Changes

Further changes have now been confirmed for the tendered Fylde Villager network and other routes

  • 75 (Preston Bus) confirmed as replacing 82 to Fleetwood and diverted via Riversway/Chain Caul Way rather than Lea in Preston
  • 76 (Coastal) confirmed as replacing 75 route Poulton to Blackpool. Terminal loop introduced in St. Annes. Buses to St. Annes now run direct via Clifton Drive South, returning via Crescent, St Davids Road South and St Thomas Road back to Clifton Drive (currently buses run via St. Thomas Road, Church Road, St. Albans Road, St Patricks Road South)
  • 80 (Avacoach) - new service to replace withdrawn Archway route from Preston to Great Eccleston (as current route) then to Myrecough College every 2 hours
  • 82 (Stagecoach) - withdrawn
  • 84 (Stagecoach) - retimed on Sunday to connect with 75
  • 86 (Stagecoach) - evening journeys diverted via Thornton/Little Thornton as 86A (reinstating former route)
  • 87 (Elite) - extended to Holts Lane via Hardhorn Road, Beech Drive, Carr Head Lane, Main Drive, Brockholes Crescent, Holts Lane and back via Lower Green - also re-routed direct from Castle Gardens to Poulton via Tithebarn St (not via Carelton Crossing) and in Thornton to run via Victoria Road East, Meadows Avenue, Linden Avenue, Tennyson Avenue and Marsh Road; and in Stanah via Hillylaid Road throughout (not Dianne Road/Oxendale Avenue
Changes take place form 30/31 March, save for service 80 which is introduced on 14 April.