St. Mary's School Bus Service
I am pleased to announce that Blackpool Coach Hire have offered to take over the running of the SM1 route. It has better numbers using it and they have agreed to adapt the route slightly to cover more potential student pick – ups. The route will operate at the same price and tickets will be available on the bus. The new company will operate this route starting in the Easter 2018 term.
Public bus services will still operate in the local area around St Mary’s, however the advantages of the SM1 service are:
- it will be used by St Mary’s pupils only;
- it will collect and deliver pupils directly to our bus bays;
- The route has been designed to travel as close as possible to the main areas in which our students live.
Route SM1 - Use the map controls to zoom/move
Service no. SM1
|Morning Route||Time||Afternoon Route||Time (Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri)||Time (Thursday only)|
|Mereside - Langdale Road||07:25||St. Mary's Catholic Academy||15:20||14:50|
|Preston New Road - McDonalds||07:30||No. 4 Pub - Newton Drive||15:23||14:53|
|Cherry Tree Road - St George's||07:33||Forest Gate - Jnctn of Poplar Ave||15:25||14:55|
|The Highfield Pub - Highfield Rd||07:40||Hornby Road - The Wainwright Club||15:27||14:57|
|Halfway House Pub - St. Anne's Rd||07:46||Park Road - Jnctn of Blenheim Ave||15:30||15:00|
|Squires Gate - Lytham Road||07:49||Whitegate Drive - The Saddle Pub||15:35||15:05|
|The Farmer's Arms Pub - Lytham Road||07:52||Park Road - Aldi Supermarket||15:37||15:07|
|Watson Road - Park||07:55||Bloodfield Road||15:39||15:09|
|Marton Drive - Tesco Express||07:58||Bloomfield Hotel - Ansdell Rd||15:40||15:10|
|Bloomfield Hotel - Ansdell Rd||08:02||Marton Drive - Tesco Express||15:43||15:13|
|Bloodfield Road||08:03||Watson Road - Park||15:45||15:15|
|Park Road - Aldi Supermarket||08:05||The Farmer's Arms Pub - Lytham Road||15:48||15:18|
|Whitegate Drive - The Saddle Pub||08:07||Squires Gate - Lytham Road||15:50||15:20|
|Park Road - Jnctn of Blenheim Ave||08:12||Halfway House Pub - St. Anne's Rd||15:52||15:22|
|Hornby Road - The Wainwright Club||08:15||The Highfield Pub - Highfield Rd||15:57||15:27|
|Forest Gate - Jnctn of Poplar Ave||08:18||Cherry Tree Road - St George's||16:03||15:33|
|No. 4 Pub - Newton Drive||08:20||Preston New Road - McDonalds||16:05||15:35|
|St. Mary's Catholic Academy||08:25||Mereside - Langdale Road||16:10||15:40|
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.
Blackpool Coach Hire 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 Blackpool Coach Hire.
£12 Weekly Pass
Local routes stopping nearby include the:
2C, 5, 12, 76, 77 and 607 stopping outside school.
2, 19 and 24 stopping near the south end of St. Walburga's Rd (nr Hospital).
6, 14, 42 and 400 stopping near the north end of St. Walburga's Rd.
Blackpool Transport website
Preston Bus website