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  • Writer's pictureJohn Woodman

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Arriving at a leisure destination is usually full of anticipation for travellers of all ages. Whether by coach, car or train (or plane) - the immediate impressions are the one's that linger and sometimes make all the difference to the first time visitor.

Bicester Village Station newbuild with all mod-cons and clean easy to follow signage. A very important feature for foreign visitors coming here for a shopping trip from London.

Large coach, taxi and car parking area at the station entrance.

Compare this to the bus shelters at the Blackpool Coach Station fronting on to Central Drive - or the bland depressing surrounds of Blackpool North which remains devoid of platform canopies or any welcoming signage whatsoever. Nothing complimentary can be mentioned of the South Fylde 'line' and its even worse Blackpool terminus that disgraces the town and marks out South Shore generally as not fit for purpose - tourism wise.

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