You wouldn't want all those old crusties up to enjoy the illuminations from Glasgow, Manchester and far away places like Preston to get away without paying would you? No siree!
But Julian tells fbb that another operator saw a gap in the market and started the equivalent of Bus Route 1 in competition with the tram and, of course, accepting OAP passes.
Blackpool Transport couldn't tolerate that.
So, instead of giving OAP concessions on the tram to all comers, (costing the council tax payers a good few pennies), Blackpool Transport (that is the council's own bus company) operates route 1 in competition with itself and costing the council tax payers a good few pennies.
Meanwhile in Sheffield (where all comers CAN use the trams!) ...
Befuddled for Batemoor (part the first).
Batemoor is a small estate of former council housing (little boxes made of tick-tacky) ...
With the opening of the Meadowhell Shopping paradise, the Batemoor route was linked (inexplicably) with a new express service between City and the mall, numbered 501 and using branded bendy buses.
... and that is another story.
Not long after Batemoor came the Jordanthorpe Estate on the opposite side of Dyche Lane.
It was served by an extension of the Hemsworth via Gleadless Valley route 43.
Next Befuddled for Batemoor blog : Friday 11th October