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  • Writer's pictureJohn Woodman


John Woodman

Construction work at North Station's new hotel and tram terminus has meant that Talbot Road north facing side has had to be fenced off to pedestrian traffic. This in turn had forced Blackpool Transport to relocate its busy bus stops previously adjoining the North Station site and a single stop has been placed outside Home Bargains store. All outbound services now use this temporary stop with a consequent mismatch of waiting passengers and pedestrian traffic traversing the same side down towards the seafront or eastbound towards Blackpool North station.

A temporary bus stop sign has been affixed to the street lighting pole giving the numbers of services using this point and in fact the only one between Abingdon Street and Buchanan Street some distance away. Not an ideal situation once visitor traffic increases from April.

The temporary bus stop (Outbound) immediately outside the Home Bargains store entrance on Talbot Road. A perspective from inside the store with passengers loading.

A Service 7 loading at the same stop while below : Service 9 stands at the traffic lights controlling Talbot Road and Dickson Road junction. Who could have thought that tramlines and overhead wiring would again appear at this point after closure of the Layton tram service in 1936? All images : John Woodman

Looking towards the road junction with Dickson Road and tram tracks curving off from Talbot Road onto the new terminus point for North Station, The new Holiday Inn structure looms over the tram terminus in the background.


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