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Special Saturday journeys from Poulton to Knott End

1 month ago Wed 24th Jul 2019

Special Saturday Journeys from Poulton to Knott End

You’ve hopefully already heard that we recently extended our 2c Service to Knott End every Sunday on a trial basis so that residents have a bus service in and out of Knott End 7 days a week.

We’ve also been listening to feedback from residents who would like later bus services, particularly on Saturdays, to allow them to get home from Poulton in the evenings.

As a result, we’re going to trial a later service running from Poulton to Knott End every Saturday throughout August!

The trial will help us to understand the demand for later services on Saturdays and we hope that with enough people using it, we’ll be able to continue to run later services on a permanent basis. If the service isn’t used by enough customers we’ll be unable to run later services beyond the current trial period, so you really must give it a go and spread the good news.

When does it run?

We will operate two departures from the St Chad’s Church stop in Poulton Town Centre. Journeys will depart from Poulton at 10:30pm and 11:30pm and run to Knott End ONLY following the usual 2c route. The special service will run on Saturday 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st August.

How do I travel?

As this is a trial so that we can understand the demand for later services, you must pre-book your ticket in order to travel on the bus. You will not be able to turn up and pay the driver on the evening for this journey as it is a special private service. Your cooperation in pre-booking is much appreciated and legally the driver will be unable to carry any customers who don’t have a pre-booked ticket.

You’ll be able to get off the bus at any of the regular stops along the 2c route, but you will only be able to board from Poulton Town Centre.

How much does it cost?

The ticket price is just £3 for a single journey from Poulton to Knott End, much cheaper than any other means of travel! The ticket price is the same for all ages, other than children under 5 who will travel free.

How do I book?

The easiest way to pre-book your ticket is using our mobile app. Simply download the Blackpool Transport app from Google Play or the App Store and look for the Poulton – Knott End Special ticket located in the mobile tickets section.

If you don’t want to book using our mobile app, you can visit our Customer Centre on Market Street to purchase your ticket, or you can call our helpful team on 01253 473001 (option 2) during office hours and purchase your ticket over the phone. Tickets purchased over the phone must be made by 12 noon on the Thursday before your planned journey date so that we can post your paper ticket to you.

I’ve got a Concessionary Travel Pass or a Saver Ticket, is it valid?

Unfortunately, as this is a private scheduled service you won’t be able to use your Concessionary travel pass or any Blackpool Transport saver ticket, including 24 Hour, 3 Day, 7 Day & 30 Day tickets.

If the service is busy enough during the trial we will look to permanently run later services on a Saturday, which means all ticket types would be accepted in future.

We really want to make this a success but we can only do so with your help in using the service. Please let your friends and family know who may wish to use this service. If you need any help in planning your journey or would like to contact us for any other enquiries, contact a member of our team.

For journeys towards Poulton from Knott End, check out the 2c timetable.

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