Blackpool’s buses Celebrate the Green and Cream!

8 September 2016

Blackpool Transport celebrates a milestone next month. Wednesday 26th October marks exactly thirty years since the company was formed out of the original Blackpool Corporation Transport Department.

Up until 1986, buses and trams up and down the country were run by councils, but Deregulation meant they were privatised. Blackpool’s buses were transferred to a company wholly owned by Blackpool Council.

The resort’s buses and trams have seen many different makeovers and liveries over the years, but to mark the 30th anniversary, the company has repainted one of its Volvo single deckers into the old green and cream.

Already, enthusiasts are spotting the bus (number 524) on regular service around town, and posting photos on social media.

Blackpool Transport’s  Director of Delivery, Bob Mason said “We were approached by a number of staff asking if we would be prepared to repaint a vehicle into 1986 livery. We thought it was a great idea and we’ve put  524 into the iconic green and cream”

He added “Watch this space though, because we are also planning to repaint one of our double decker Dennis Tridents into the same heritage livery!”

Make sure you look out for Blackpool Transport’s heritage green and cream buses over the next month!

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