31st Aug onwards
On Fridays, Saturdays and every night during the October half-term (20 October – 2 November) our services 5, 6 and 7 will be running a split service to help keep you running on time during Blackpool's busiest time of year. Services 11 and 17 will also have a small change which will see them stop on New Bonny Street rather than Market Street. Services 3 & 4 will be diverting from 5pm daily between Sunday 20 October and Saturday 2 November in the Bispham area. This is due to anticipated traffic congestion with the beginning of the school half-term holidays. Check the service updates page for specific information on the 3 & 4 diversion Services 9, 14, 18 and 19 which have recently returned to the town centre (Corporation Street) following the completion of works will also have a change to where they stop in Blackpool during the Illuminations on Fridays, Saturdays and every night during the October half-term. make sure to check the stopping list on our website to check where you can catch your bus. To keep everything running as smoothly as possible we've also introduced some changes to our timetables as well during this period to help buses run on time. Most routes will have extra time in the timetables so they have more time during their route to beat the congestion in the town and get you where you want to be. Service 3, 4, 9 & 11 have a slightly reduced frequency on Saturday's so they have the time they need to run on time as much as possible. Service 1 will be finishing service a little earlier due to the traffic levels along the promenade. The split services (service 5, 6 & 7 only) will begin at 6pm until the end of service every Friday & Saturday between 31 August and 19 October. They will then begin at 5pm daily from 20 October to 2 November. A free shuttle bus to help you travel across the town centre will run regularly. Just ask your driver where to catch the shuttle bus from. Service 5 to Victoria Hospital, Service 6 to Grange Park & Service 7 to Cleveleys will all terminate on the New Bonny Street near Coral Island. You’ll need to change buses and catch the bus from the town centre stops for your onward journey. Service 5 to Halfway House and Service 6 to Mereside will terminate at temporary stops in St John's Square, and Service 7 to Lytham will terminate opposite Wilko on Talbot Road. To continue your journey, you’ll need to change buses and catch the bus from New Bonny Street, opposite Coral Island. You’ll still be able to buy single fares for your entire journey so you won’t have to pay any extra. Services 3 & 4 will be diverting between Friday 20 October and Saturday 2 November in the Bispham area. This is due to anticipated traffic congestion with the beginning of the school half-term holidays. Check the service updates page for specific information on the 3 & 4 diversion.
Service 14 Diversion - Norcross Roundabout
19th Oct onwards
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The next phase of works on Norcross Roundabout is due to begin on Sunday 20 October at 20:00. This will see a change to the diversion our service 14 is currently using. On Saturday 19 October at 06:00, the roundabout will open and the service 14 will use its normal route between Blackpool and Fleetwood. At 20:00 on Sunday 20 October the second phase of works will begin and the 14 will divert as below: The service 14 to Fleetwood will use its normal route to Norcross Roundabout before turning left onto Amounderness Way, right on Victoria Road East and back to normal route turning left onto Four Lane Ends. To Blackpool, the service will use its usual route to Four Lane Ends before turning right onto Victoria Road East, left onto Amounderness Way and back to normal route at Norcross Roundabout. During this phase of works, the service will not be able to serve stops at Beechwood Drive, Neville Drive and the southbound Four Lane Ends stop (There will be a temporary stop located on Victoria Road for the service 14 heading towards Blackpool Town Centre.) The service will also no longer divert through Poulton and will not use any of the stops between the Castle Gardens and Poulton Centre. From Monday 21 October there will be a free shuttle service running every 15 minutes between Beechwood Drive and Four Lane Ends to connect you to service 14. This next phase of works will see the service 12 return to its usual route serving Blackpool, Bispham, Carleton and Poulton on the way to Baines High School and Hodgson Academy. For any further assistance with journey planning whilst these diversions take place please feel free to contact our team.
18th Oct onwards
Works taking place to improve the transport links on Corporation Street in Blackpool Town Centre have now completed and buses are returning to stops there making it even easier to connect with your journeys in the town centre. Buses that were moved away from the centre of Blackpool will return alongside some new additions to the transport hub area from Friday 18 October at the start of service. Services 9 and 14 will return to Corporation Street and will no longer stop at Queen Street / Central Library. Services 5 and 7 will move to stops on Corporation Street as further work takes place on Clifton Street. The services moving to the centre of town improves direct links to Cleveleys and Blackpool Victoria Hospital for those connecting from other services. Service 6 will continue to stop on Corporation Street stop CO4 in front of the town hall but will also be joined by the service 18 to Mereside and the service 19 to Staining. You can check out a handy map on our website showing where your buses will be stopping. For any further assistance with journey planning please feel free to contact our team.