Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Here comes Summer!

Although the weather has yet to catch up, summer is here and yesterday "SeaFront 12" resumed for the 2015 season operating between Pleasure Beach and Cleveleys, except on Sundays when buses terminate at Uncle Tom's Cabin. Darts 316 & 319 have been dedicated to 12s, along with open tops 69 & 326 which retain there wrapped adverts for Blackpool Pleasure Beach.
Our new service 21 also started today and operates five days per week between the Tower, Stanley Park & Blackpool Zoo. It is proposed to use heritage buses on the route when availability permits, drawing on the Class VI tested buses from the LTT collection, as well as those owned by us.
In other news, Nuttalls Coaches has been acquired on a debt free, cash free, asset free basis and in consultation with leading transport solicitors Backhouse Jones, the operation of services 12 & 21 have been sub-contracted to this licence holder using vehicles and staff seconded from Catch22Bus Ltd. This arrangement has been notified to the Office of the Traffic Commissioner, the regulatory body for bus and coach services.
First day in service for 316 on 12s. (Photo: Alan Robson)