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Press Statement - 10 July 2018

Blackpool Transport has recently been made aware of an advert in place on the side of some of our double-decker buses.

In light of customer feedback and reactions on social media which has resulted in heightened tension, we have taken the decision to remove all adverts relating to the ‘Festival of Hope’ event with immediate effect. We will reimburse any income back to the advertising company.

We work with multiple advertisers and third-parties and in no way do we endorse or support any advertisement which is placed on our vehicles.

Jane Cole, Managing Director at Blackpool Transport said “The removal of these adverts is as a result of us listening and acting on customer and public feedback which we aim to do at all times. Blackpool Transport is a proud ongoing supporter of the Pride and LGBT+ communities and in no way did we intend to cause any distress or upset.”

All buses carrying the advert will remain off the road until they have been removed.