Friday 20 December 2013

Classic Bus North West in Trouble?

CBNW Volvo No 898 in Corporation St on 20th Dec, about to depart for Preston on the last day of operation of route 80
Lancashire County Council has issued the following statement today regarding the new Classic Bus North West operated route 80 which has been running between Blackpool and Preston for two weeks, commencing operations on 9th December.

"Classic Bus North West will cease to run its 80 service between Blackpool and Preston via Poulton and Great Eccleston, with effect from the end of today (Friday, 20 December).

The service currently runs seven days a week, with the county council subsidising evening and Sunday services between Poulton and Preston.

Classic Bus North West has terminated the service without the required 56 days notice to the Traffic Commissioner. They have also broken their contract with Lancashire County Council to provide an evening and Sunday service, which would require 12 week's notice. Lancashire County Council will inform the Traffic Commissioner of Classic Bus North West's actions.

Lancashire County Council is currently looking into possible options including trying to find out if Classic Bus North West are going into administration and, if so, the identity of the administrators."

Former Stagecoach Volvo B10M R898 XVM on Talbot Rd, heading for Preston on the last day of operation of route 80

1 comment:

  1. Would appear that the went into Liquidation yesterday evening, Employees not paid - very sad at this time of year.