Monday 5 April 2021

Blue Buses of Lytham St. Annes - where to buy

Blue Buses of Lytham St. Annes by Paul Turner is on sale at £45. You can buy it from:

Fylde Transport Trust - click here for how

Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours Click Here

Videoscene click here

MDS Book Sales click here

From the author via EBay or by emailing

Plackitt and Booth bookshop, Lytham

Some feedback from early sales:

"Just a quick message to say thank you and to congratulate you for creating such a superb publication."

I think you and your father between you have written the definitive works on Lytham public transport." 

"I've had a quick look through it, very impressed with the quality and the excellent photographs"

"Have had trouble putting it down since the memories are overflowing.  A quality work to add to my collection that will be treasured."

"Well what a great book. Having great difficulty putting it down. So much detail, information & unseen photographs"

"received your book this morning and have to say it’s outstanding"

"Your book has just arrived.  It looks absolutely fabulous.  Out of the hundreds of transport books which I have, I am going to enjoy this one the most.  "

BLUE BUSES OF LYTHAM ST. ANNES has been researched and written over 25 years. It tells the story of the introduction of buses by Lytham St. Annes Corporation in 1923 right through the Fylde era to the final takeover by Blackpool Transport in 1996. It is 248 pages, 350 photos (250 in colour) and sells for £45

News Update

Lockdown Changes

Blackpool Transport have been running reduced services during the most recent lockdown, several services changed on 10th January and will be revised again from 11th April. 

Form 10th January, the 1, 3, 4 and 7 ran every 30 minutes, The 2, 2C, 17 and 18 ran hourly,  5, 6, 9, 11 and 14 every 20 minutes and the 20 continued every 90 minutes. The 1 also started later - though during February and March an enhanced service was provided due to suspension or part suspension of the tramway due to track work. The extra special school services - prefixed by an X - were suspended too, but resumed on 8th March.

From 11th April the 1 reverts to its earlier starting time, 2, 2C and 17 return to every 30 minutes, 3 and 4 to every 20 minutes, 5 and 14 to every 15 minutes. The 6 and 7 retain their reduced frequencies and 18 and 20 are unchanged too.

Coastliner Buses

Monday 12th April sees the restart of Beach Bus 26 (Marton Mere to Town Centre and Pleasure Beach) on reopening of Marton Mere park. Both ex Stagecoach Solos are now in use in Coastliner livery.