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Cleveleys to Blackpool via Bispham
Blackpool Illuminations - Diversions and Split Service

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.

Corporation Street Bus Hub - Changes on Where to Catch Your Bus in Blackpool Town Centre

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.

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Our buses should leave main stops no later than 5 minutes past the scheduled time, and no earlier than 1 minute before. Drivers use main stops to keep running on time, but stops in between these are only estimates and drivers are not asked to wait at these stops. We do our best to run our buses ​on​ time, but please allow plenty of time to catch the bus and any connections as not everything is within our control.