Your Bus and Tram Services during the Festive Period.

6 months ago Tue 24th Nov 2020

As we roll into December the festive season is fast approaching and we know that our customers need to plan their essential journeys over Christmas and New Year.

As in previous year's some of our services will be running differently on Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Our buses and trams don't operate on Christmas Day so our teams can join you in well-earned celebrations.

In the days leading up to Christmas, our services will run to their Saturday timetables. This begins on Monday 21st December and includes the 22nd and 23rd of December. On Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, services will run to their Saturday services but end a little earlier in the evening.

If you have a ticket via our app that includes Christmas Day, please contact us here or get in touch via social media so we can add that day back on to your account for you.

On Boxing Day and New Year's Day, our services are operated by a team of volunteers who continue to work so that you can make those important journeys. On these days, our trams do not run but our service 1 can be used as an alternative.

In the period between Christmas and New Year, our services will again run to their Saturday timetables on the 28th, 29th and 30th of December. (On Sunday 27th December we will be running our regular Sunday service).

Check below for a brief summary of how our services will be running over the festive period and for more information and timetables, head to the Routes & Maps section of our website. Don't forget to change the date to reflect when you'll be travelling.

Currently, Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde areas are in Tier 3 restrictions. This means that you should try to avoid travelling with us at busy 'peak' times when you make your essential journeys. Our busier times are currently between 9.30 am and 5 pm.  In the run up to the festive period, we are constantly monitoring customer numbers on board and we will continue to update this page with information about when our services are at their busiest.

When travelling with us, please remember to wear a face covering if you are able, and follow the government's advice for safer travel. 

As we're limiting the number of customers on our services for your safety, you may encounter a bus or tram displaying a 'sorry, bus/tram full' message. This is unlikely as we are adding more journeys to your timetable to make sure there is enough capacity for everyone. 

If you are unfortunately unable to board the service you will need to wait for the next. We appreciate how inconvenient this may be, but your safety is our priority. If you do experience this, please contact us to let us know so that we can see if we can increase journeys on this route. You can read more about what we have in place to keep you as safe as possible, here.

You must not travel at all if you:

You should not travel if you:

You can see further advice and guidance about travelling safely at gov.uk 

You can read about what we have in place to ensure we keep our teams and our customers as safe as possible, here.

Xmas Eve/New Year’s Eve

Service

Frequency (Day)

First Northbound

First Southbound

Last Northbound

Last Southbound

1

30min

09:15

09:00

18:15

18:15

2

60min

07:00

06:30

20:00

20:30

2C

60min

05:50

07:05

18:50

20:05

3

30min

07:00

06:47

19:30

20:37 (T)

4

30min

07:37

07:26

20:00

20:15 (T)

5

20min

06:50

05:59

20:46 (T)

20:37 (T)

6

20min

06:20

06:04

20:30 (T)

20:40 (T)

7

30min

06:10

05:14

20:57 (T)

20:05

9

20min

04:30

05:15

20:20

20:35

11

20min

04:53

05:45

20:28

20:43 (SA)

14

20min

04:30

05:00

20:15

20:15

17

60min

06:00

05:00

20:00

20:00

18

60min

08:00

08:00

18:00

18:00

20

90min

07:45

08:35

18:15

18:59

74

60min

06:15

06:32

18:18

18:38 (P)

75

60min

06:40

06:47

17:45

18:50 (P)

Trams

20min

05:30

06:30

20:15

21:15

(T) – Terminates in the Town Centre.
(SA) – Terminates in St Annes.
(P) – Terminates in Poulton

Boxing Day/New Year’s Day

Service

Frequency (Day)

First Northbound

First Southbound

Last Northbound

Last Southbound

1

30min

09:30

10:15

17:00

18:15

2

60min

09:00

09:30

18:00

18:30

2C

Not in Operation

3

Not in Operation

4

Not in Operation

5

30min

09:10

10:01

18:40 (T)

18:31 (T)

6

30min

09:00

08:54

18:00 (T)

18:24

7

60min

09:23

09:45

18:23 (T)

18:45 (T)

9

30min

08:50

08:35

18:20

18:05

11

30min

09:02

09:00

18:02

18:00 (SA)

14

20min

08:45

08:45

17:45

17:45

17

Not in Operation

18

Not in Operation

20

Not in Operation

74

Not in Operation

75

Not in Operation

Trams

Not in Operation

(T) – Terminates in the Town Centre.
(SA) – Terminates in St Annes.

If any of our team can help you plan your festive journeys, then please feel free to get in touch.