Corporation Street has been a favoured terminus for Blackpool Corporation buses since the late 1930s. Generations of green and cream vehicles have pulled up for the inevitable fag break and mug of tea over decades. Today the location is the same with several stops for different services but the background has changed from the old market site to a 1960s building for British Home Stores - now sadly gone inherited by the less than gracious B&M discount pile them high and sell them cheap operator.
A tidy up of the bus stances in the past weeks has seen angled parking for the different services negotiating there way around the tight turns from Talbot Square to this busy street. The colours have morphed over the years to the current 'Palladium' livery favoured by BTS but the destinations and service numbers vary little.
In place of that great Bus Station terminus on Talbot Road we now have the concentration of services chasing around Market and Corporation Streets. Even the Council Offices have their own bus terminus outside - once the sole preserve of Marton tram replacement Service 26 from 1962.
Corporation Street in the 1960s with a PD3 on Service 26 and Burlingham centre entrance examples at their usual stops outside the BHS store in the background. Boots the Chemists occupy the ground floor where Blackpool Council's public services now take care of diverse local needs. John Woodman Archive
Today the ADL fleet dominate the bus scene and the 7 to Cleveleys takes its break here
The new angles stances smarten up the street scene. Thankfully the lone tree survived yet another roadwork upgrade.