Timetable changes on Services 1, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11 and 14 have been implemented by Blackpool Transport because there is a shortage of bus drivers.
A spokesperson for Blackpool Transport explained, ‘At the moment we have a shortage of bus drivers, which means we are unable to provide the frequency of services we would like to. This is because the logistics and transport industry across the UK is experiencing a shortage of drivers and has driver vacancy rates of up to 20 per cent.’
‘From Sunday, September 19, there will be some changes to our bus timetables. Many of our services will not change but we need to make some adjustments due to the challenges we are facing. These changes mean that we should be able to run a reliable transport network for you, which is a better alternative than the current situation that is resulting in a number of cancelled journeys.’
‘The routes affected by the timetable changes are services 1, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11 and 14. Other services will not change and trams will continue to run to their current timetable.’
Here are the changes to Services 7 and 11 which impact upon Lytham St.Anne’s:
Service 7 – Cleveleys to St Annes via Blackpool
- Service 7 will see a timetable change meaning it will run up to every 30 minutes Monday to Sunday (previously every 15 minutes).
Service 11 – Lytham to Blackpool Town Centre via St Anne’s