The Park and Ride service at Blackpool Airport will be open for the Ride the Lights event on Tuesday 31st August from 18:00 till 23:00 for just £2.00 per car.
This will be last operating day for the car park. Thank you to everyone who as supported the service through the summer season.
A new Park and Ride service is due to open at Blackpool Airport over the summer weekends, to help meet the demand of visitors to the resort.
The Park and Ride facility will be located at the airport’s former P2 overspill car park at Squires Gate Lane, starting from Saturday 31 July and running for 8 weeks to Sunday 19 September. There will be designated disabled parking close to the bus stop which will be clearly signposted.
The weekend only
service (Saturdays and Sundays including August Bank Holiday Monday), operated
by a partnership between Blackpool Transport and Blackpool Council, will be
open from 8am to 8pm, with a shuttle bus service running every 15 minutes from
the airport bus stop at Squires Gate Lane.
Route outbound: Squires Gate Lane → St Anne’s Road → Central Drive → New Bonny Street
Route inbound: NewBonny Street → Central Drive → St Anne’s Road → Squires Gate
Tickets will be £15
per vehicle which includes all day parking and unlimited use of Blackpool Transport
buses and trams. Tickets will be available through the Blackpool Transport
mobile app BPL Transport (www.blackpooltransport.com)
which is free to download on Apple or android phones, or available to purchase on
the shuttle bus service.
James Carney, Finance and Commercial Director
at Blackpool Transport says, “Giving visitors the option to park up their car
and enjoy everything Blackpool has to offer by bus or tram is a great way to
ease both congestion and the environmental impact of private cars. We are
looking forward to welcoming visitors into the resort and onto our frequent bus
and tram services. By downloading our mobile app, people can use the easily
accessible journey planner to help them plan their day out in Blackpool. All
buses have ramps and information features to help families and disabled
customers use Blackpool’s services. Come on, give it a try!”
Cllr Neal Brookes,
Cabinet Member for Enforcement, Public Safety, Highways and Transport said, “Over
the May Bank Holiday weekend the town centre was gridlocked by a high volume of
day trippers and every car park was full. With the weather forecast looking
good (at the moment!) and overseas holidays still out of reach for many this
summer, we are expecting a record number of visitors and want to make sure the
resort is ready to cope with the high volume of cars and there’s parking for
everyone. By using the former airport car park at peak times we are can offer up
to 700 more car parking spaces for our visitors.”