Monday, 8 December 2014

A bad day on the Buses

Traffic management in Blackpool is one of my pet subjects and today Blackpool Promenade was closed between Tower and North Pier because of scaffolding debris resulting in the closure of this section of the Promenade and traffic being diverted through the town centre. Cross town bus services were disrupted with routes operating the "illuminations diversion" around the town with these routes badly congested, extending journey times. Our service 22 certainly suffered resulting in some lost mileage and disgruntled passengers whilst BTS cross town services 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 11 & 14 were observed with buses bunching together.
Volvo 139 waits at Bispham Library to get back to timetable after services were heavily delayed attempting to cross the diversion route due to the closure of the Promenade.