Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Promenade Closure Bus Diversions

Blackpool Promenade during the roadworks closure, with Flexity 003 passing by on driver training on 19th March

Blackpool Promenade is scheduled to be completely closed between Central Pier and North Pier due to roadworks from 18th to 28th March. All bus routes that use this section of the promenade have had to be diverted inland. Note these roadworks do not affect the tram service.

Northbound service 1 operates as normal to Central Pier, then turns right into Chapel Street, Central Drive, Albert Rd (with an additional stop outside Argos), Regent Rd, Cookson St, Talbot Rd, to the Promenade and then resumes its normal route.

Northbound services along Central Drive continue on to Albert Rd (with an additional stop outside Argos), Regent Rd, Cookson St, Talbot Rd, Clifton St, Abingdon St, Talbot Rd then back on their normal routes again.

Southbound service 1 operates as normal to Talbot Square, then left onto Talbot Road, Dickson Road, Springfield Rd, New Larkhill St, Grosvenor St, Church St, Park Rd, Reads Ave, Central Drive, Bethesda Sq, Kay St, Chapel St and then turn left onto the Promenade and then resumes its normal route.

Southbound services follow their normal route to Market St, then via Church St, Corporation St, Talbot Rd, Dickson Rd, Springfield Rd, New Larkhill St, Grosvenor St, Church St, Park Road, Reads Ave, Central Drive then back on their normal routes again.

These route diversions also affect the Catch 22 service and Stagecoach services, which follow the same diversions that Blackpool Transport are using.

DAF 362 leading a convoy of buses eastbound along Albert Road on the northbound diversionary route

Solo 249 on service 5 heading up Albert Road on the northbound promenade diversion
Trident 316 leaving New Larkhill St, with the new Talbot Gateway Council offices under construction in the background
Trident 331 southbound on Grosvenor Street at Church Street, on the service 11 to Lytham
523 on Promenade service 1 to Starr Gate, entering Park Road at Church Street on the southbound diversion
Optare Excel 214 on service 17, southbound on the diversion along Park Road , with a service 1 Trident following
Green Solo 245 on Park Road at the junction with Hornby Road, on the southbound diversion of service 5
Trident 313 on service 1 turns right from Park Road into Reads Avenue, heading down towards Central Drive

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