Blackpool Transport was one of the first (if not the first) customer for the Optare company when it started its bus bodywork business in the 1980s. From the initial 'EasyRider' models branded as 'HandyBus' in a bold black and yellow livery to the more capacious 'Solo' design - Optare has been a visible and reliable partner for the town's bus services over the past three decades. Times move on and the resort's substantial bus fleet evolving under the progressive management te
Talbot Square, Clifton Street, Dickson Road are all town centre locations where sights (and sounds) of contractors hard at work can be witnessed this week. Clifton Street is revealing more of its tramway heritage as further excavations of the road surface uncover the lingering telltale remnants of the former Marton tramway which continued from Abingdon Street curve to the tram terminus facing the promenade and North Pier. The former single track which linked Clifton Street'