Friday 25 October 2013

Olympian on the Red Rocket

CBNW Volvo Olympian P269 PSX departing Central Coach Station in Blackpool on the X70 at 13:30 on 25th October
Classic Bus North West Volvo Olympian P269 PSX was noted standing in for one of the usual Mercedes-Benz Citaro bendy buses on the 13:30 Red Rocket departure from Blackpool Central Coach Station to Manchester on Friday 25th October.

Volvo Olympian P269 PSX heading along Seasiders Way ready for the 13:30 Red Rocket departure to Manchester

Mercedes-Benz Citaro MAL41 heading down Seasiders Way on the 13:30 Red Rocket to Manchester on 15th October


  1. Any indication as to how the Red Rocket service is loading?

  2. I've only seen a few but they were very poorly patronised.

  3. Alan, is this service in competition with other operator(s)?

    1. I'm not an expert on bus services to Manchester so I don't know if there are any, but it's supposed to be in competion with the railway companies, although it seems to be having very little impact.