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  • Writer's pictureJohn Woodman

Blackpool Town Centre 9 August 2019

A brief walk in the town centre avoiding looming rain clouds found new markings on the Talbot Square 'Trams Only' roadspace assigned to the three way track junction. Whether or not these will be sufficient to deter vehicles is highly questionable given the many incidents which are a feature of the Anchorsholme crossing. Roughened road surface or red colouring such as that used for bus stops is a greater deterrent to uncertain motorists.

Blackpool Transport's Heritage double decker (332) was noted on the Promenade service 1 being both immaculate and standing out from the now common garden 'Palladium' buses dominating the town's transport services.

BTS first version of its business logo makes a clear contrast with the latest silver version applied to the Palladium branded fleet such as the 2015 Mercedes Citaro - below.

Work continues on Corporation Street to provide angled 'stances' similar to those on parallel Market Street. Thankfully the lone tree on the corner is left alone by workmen - given it's a rare piece of greenery in the town centre.

Dull and threatening skies in this image taken on Corporation Street today with the Council workmen's handiwork in evidence on the new angled bus stands. Noteworthy is the white marking which skirts the solitary tree miraculously surviving in this part of Blackpool. This location has long been a town centre bus terminus ever since the 1930s.

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