Tuesday, 22 October 2013

From Harrogate to Blackpool

601 & 611 collected from Lancashire United at Blackburn today.
The first two of a possible batch of six former Transdev Harrogate Volvo B6 buses were collected today from sister Transdev company, Lancashire United. They are former 601 and 611 in the Harrogate fleet and have been purchased by CBNW initially to replace some of the Darts on service 22 but they are also likely to be destined for regular use on new service 80 which will be operated by CBNW from December.
We are taking on this route on a commercial basis from Lancashire County Council (LCC) and the current subsidised service operated by cumfybus has been cancelled. From 09 December, the service will be revised to operate Blackpool - Victoria Hospital - Poulton - Preston every hour with a reduced evening and sunday operation. As a result of our registration of the service, other services subsidised by LCC are being amended to fill the Poulton-Fleetwood link and parts of the 75/76 Fylde Villager network.