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**Update** Service Diversions during the Illuminations

16 days ago Mon 10th Sep 2018

Updated Monday 10th September 2018

**There is an update to our service 7 diversion during the Blackpool Illuminations. This is due to the closure of the roundabout on Talbot Road. Service 7 will now be running towards Cleveleys from Queen Street (Central Library).** 

On Fridays, Saturdays and every night during the October half-term (21 October – 3 November) our services 5, 6 and 7 will be running a split service to increase their reliability through the congestion in the town centre. Services 11 and 17 will also have a small change which will see them stop on New Bonny Street rather than Market Street. Changing the services in this way helps us to keep you moving throughout the illuminations.

To keep everything running as smoothly as possible we've also introduced a couple of changes to our Saturday timetables during this period to increase the reliability on our buses. A slight reduction to the frequency on services 3, 4, 7 and 11 on Saturdays means they will have more time during their route to beat the congestion in the town and get you where you want to be. Service 1 will be finishing service a little earlier too 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 7 September to 20 October.
They will begin at 5pm daily between 21 October to 3 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 on Queen Street (Central Library).

To continue your onward journey, you’ll need to change buses and catch the bus from New Bonny Street, opposite Coral Island for your onward journey.
You’ll still be able to buy single fares for your entire journey so you won’t have to pay any extra. 

Please expect delays and disruption to bus services throughout this period. Our teams are doing their best to stay on time but the unpredictability of traffic and congestions makes this very difficult. Please allow plenty of extra time for your journey.

We've put a handy list of stopping locations together which come into effect on Friday & Saturday evenings and each night during the half term holidays. (21 October to 3 November)

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