Change to school bus service

18 December 2015

Blackpool Council has cancelled the bus services 410 and 420 from 18th December 2015.

In order to alleviate some of the current overloading issues and as part replacement of the cancelled school contracts, Blackpool Transport will be introducing a new service 414 from Wednesday, 6th January, 2016. This service will operate over the current service 14 route between Blackpool town central and Aspire Academy/Blackpool 6th Form College.

Between Blackpool town centre and Aspire Academy there will be a bus number 14/414 every 5 minutes between 07:53am and 08:13am. This time frame ensures students arrive before 8:30am and capacity over this section of the route has increased by 150 seats and the total capacity would be in excess of 300 seats. There is a similar arrangement for return journeys.

Standard child fares will apply to service 414 but unlike the old school services, students will be able to purchase weekly saver tickets to use on this and use on any other of Blackpool Transport commercial services.

A number of students will need to catch more than one service to get to school but use of weekly saver tickets would go some way to off setting any increase in travel costs.

Please do not hesitate to contact Blackpool Transport on (01253) 473001 or Blackpool Aspire Academy if you have any queries.