St. Mary's Bus Routes

Following the cancellation of the subsidised school buses by Blackpool transport I am pleased to announce that Archway travel have set up two new bus routes for St Mary’s, one from the North of the town, which will be known as SM2, and one from the South, which will be known as SM1. This will run as a trial in the first place for the first half term.

Public bus services will still operate in the local area around St Mary’s, however the advantages of Archways services are:

  • they will be used by St Mary’s pupils only;
  • they will collect and deliver pupils directly to our bus bays;
  • pupils from the North of the town will only need to catch one bus service to get to the Academy, rather than the two buses they will need to catch with Blackpool transport;
  • The two routes have been designed to travel as close as possible to the main areas in which our students live.

Route 2 - Use the map controls to zoom/move

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Service no. SM2

Morning Route Time Afternoon Route Time
Fleetwood - Broadway 07:20 St. Mary's Catholic Academy (ARR) 15:00
Victoria Road West 07:23  St. Mary's Catholic Academy (DEP) 15:15
Fleetwoord Road, Jct Rossall Road 07:28  Newton Drive 15:20
Red Bank Road 07:30  Park Road, Jct Hornby Road 15:33
Warbreck Drive 07:34 Central Drive 15:39
Shaftesbury Avenue 07:38 Blackpool Tower 15:43
Devonshire Road 07:44 North Pier 15:46
Warley Road 07:50 Warley Road 15:51
North Pier 07:55 Devonshire Road 15:57
Blackpool Tower 07:58 Shaftesbury Avenue 16:03
Central Drive 08:02 Warbreck Drive 16:07
Park Road, Jct Hornby Road 08:08 Red Bank Road 16:11
Newton Drive 08:15 Fleetwood Road, Jct Rossall Road 16:13 
St. Mary's Catholic Academy 08:20 Victoria Road West 16:18 
    Fleetwood - Broadway 16:21

Route 1 - Use the map controls to zoom/move

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Service no. SM1

 

Morning Route Time Afternoon Route Time
Mereside - Langdale Road 07:25 St. Mary's Catholic Academy (ARR) 15:00
Cherry Tree Road 07:30 St. Mary's Catholic Academy (DEP) 15:15
Waterloo Road/Vicarage Lane 07:35 Whitegate Drive 15:20
Highfield Road 07:40 Ansdell Road 15:35
Lytham Road 07:45 The Waterloo Pub 15:40
Watson Road, Jct St. Anne's Road 07:50 Watson Road, Jct St. Anne's Road 15:45
The Waterloo Pub 07:55 Lytham Road 15:50
Ansdell Road 08:00 Highfield Road 15:55
Whitegate Drive 08:15 Waterloo Road/Vicarage Lane 16:00
St. Mary's Catholic Academy 08:20 Cherry Tree Road 16:05
    Mereside - Langdale Road 16:10

The pricing structure, timetable and routes can be seen below. It will be possible for students to pay cash on the bus each day, but it is cheaper to buy either weekly or termly passes for regular travellers.

Archway is a private company and they have full responsibility in running the bus routes and in administration of passes etc. This is reflected in the fare structure. All enquiries and purchases of passes should be directed to Archway travel. It is very important that to remain viable that enough students use the two services they are providing so that they remain cost effective for Archway travel.

Pricing structure:

£2 Single
£3 Return
£12 Weekly Pass
£150 Termly Pass

All enquiries, including purchases of passes should be directed to:

Archway travel
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Telephone: 01253 874358