Getting to The Harbour


Aerial View of The Harbour


Getting to The Harbour

This guide is aimed at people travelling to The Harbour using bus, rail, cycling, walking or car/electric vehicles.

Bus
Blackpool Transport Bus Network is a local bus operator serving the Fylde Coast with a high frequency bus network linking Lytham, St Annes, Blackpool, Bispham, Fleetwood, Cleveleys and Poulton. For general enquiries, telephone 01253 473001.

Blackpool Transport Bus and tram timetables can be found using this link. The Trust does not warrant the accuracy of the data and it is recommended that individuals contact respective provider’s for accurate information..

A number of Blackpool Transport bus routes stop within a short walking distance from The Harbour site. The following table outlines services and routes stopping at Mereside Tesco, the nearest bus-stop to the unit.

3 (Cleveleys – Mereside Tesco)
via the Blackpool and Fylde College, Bispham, Blackpool town centre and Park Road.
Approximately every 20 minutes – refer to Blackpool Transport

4 (Cleveleys – Mereside Tesco)
via Norbreck, Bispham, Blackpool town centre and Whitegate Drive.
Approximately every 20 minutes – refer to Blackpool Transport

14 (Fleetwood – Mereside Tesco)
via Thornton, Carleton, Layton Blackpool town centre and Cherry Tree Road.
Approximately every 10 minutes - refer to Blackpool Transport

16 (Blackpool Town Centre – Poulton)
via Whitegate Drive, South Shore, Harrowside, Mereside Tesco, Stanley Park, Hospital, Bispham, Blackpool and Fylde College, Norcross
Approximately every 30 minutes - refer to Blackpool Transport

20 (Marton Mere Camp to Blackpool Town Centre)
via Stanley Park, Blackpool Zoo, Model Village, Newton Drive, Hornby Road and Park Road.
A seasonal service operating annually from April during weekends, bank holidays and every day during the school holidays. The service finishes toward the beginning of November until the Spring, when the service resumes.

Stagecoach UK Bus is part of the Stagecoach Group and is one of the largest bus operators in the UK, operating express and local bus services across the country. Their buses are designed to be fully accessible to elderly passengers, people with disabilities and families with young children and meet strict emissions standards. They work hard to increase the quality, reliability and frequency of bus services to offer car users a realistic transport alternative and help cut congestion. Bus priority measures are crucial to achieving this objective and their local management teams work in close partnership with local authorities to improve local bus services.

Stagecoach UK Bus timetable and information can be found using this link. The Trust does not warrant the accuracy of the data and it is recommended that individuals contact respective provider’s for accurate information..

A new bus stop has been constructed directly outside the Harbour Unit. Stagecoach UK Bus will take advantage of this stop, their service number 61, travelling between Preston and Blackpool.

61 (Preston to Blackpool via the Harbour, Preston New Road)
via Preston - Ashton Lane Ends - Lea - Clifton - Newton - Kirkham - Wesham - Ribby Hall - Wrea Green - Peel - Marton - Whitegate Drive - Blackpool
Approximately every 30 minutes - refer to Stagecoach Transport.

Catch 22 links the South Shore areas of Blackpool with the town centre, Claremont, Bispham and Cleveleys and the company is owned, managed and staffed by local people. Catch 22 pride themselves on operating a reliable service, up to every 20 minutes with a reduced service on Saturday and Sundays. The Catch 22 buses are orange and turquoise. Email: email@catch22bus.co.uk or telephone: 01253 761739 for further details.

Catch22 bus timetable and information can be found using this link. The Trust does not warrant the accuracy of the data and it is recommended that individuals contact respective provider’s for accurate information..

Catch22 (Cleveleys – Mereside Tesco)
Via Bispham College, Bispham Village, Devonshire Arms, Town Centre, Waterloo Hotel
Approximately every 20 minutes - refer to Catch22 Link above.

Bus stop maps and most routes, stopping in close proximity to The Harbour, can be viewed using this link. The Trust does not warrant the accuracy of the data and it is recommended that individuals contact respective provider’s for accurate information.

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Rail
Blackpool is well-connected to the national railway network with regular services to Preston, with national connections, Blackburn, Manchester and Leeds. Route and timetable information is available by contacting National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50. The nearest train station is Blackpool North, approximately 3 miles from The Harbour.

Network rail timetable and booking information can be found using this link

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Cyclists and Pedestrians

Cycling
Secure bike storage will be available on the site. Safe cycling routes will be promoted in line with Council schemes currently available.
A shared pedestrian and cycle path has been created along the entire site frontage linking with the existing footpath. Owners of bicycles are responsible for equipping their property with adequate cycle lights.

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Pedestrians
Everyone benefits from walking. Walking can improve health and wellbeing, make a positive contribution to the community and the environment, produce cost savings, reduce congestion and free up car parking space.

Local planning and design has given consideration to the safety of pedestrians on and around The Harbour site. A new pedestrian footpath has been created along the entire site frontage linking with the existing footpath. The footpaths and pavements on and around the sites are wide and well-lit, improving visibility and security. On-site vehicle traffic will be slowed or restricted and CCTV monitors will be installed to increase personal security. A new signalled Toucan crossing has been invested in to facilitate safe passage across Preston New Road. Roads within the vicinity provide adequate street lighting, enabling safer walking to the local bus stops, most of which are a short walk away.

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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Electric car charging points will be available for use by visiting members of the public and staff.

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