Saturday, 4 April 2015

Trip to Burnley / Padiham 04-04-2015




















































BusFromToServiceOperator



2755Burnley BSAltham, by Simon Jersey152Transdev Lancashire United
404Altham, by Simon JerseyBurnley BS152Transdev Lancashire United
1869Burnley BSPadiham, by St James Place23Transdev Burnley & Pendle
2759Padiham, by Post OfficeBurnley BS152Transdev Lancashire United
715Burnley BSBurnley, by Harold Avenue1Transdev Burnley & Pendle
286Burnley, by Harold AvenueBurnley BS1Transdev Burnley & Pendle


Today we decided to re-visit Burnley. We had checked the weather and the weather was forecast for fare weather in all directions. We gave Matthew a list of destinations from the North West and Midlands and from these he chose Burnley. Matthew got up around 09:45 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. We set off a fraction before 12:00 and we headed onto the A5035. We turned Northwards onto Stanley Matthews Way and we joined the Westbound A50. We went North on the A500 which we did up to the M6. Traffic was a little slow when we joined the M6. We passed through the roadworks and the and the traffic improved a little. As we got close to Knutsford Service we were caught up by Greenline coach 4076 branded for service 758 Brent Cross to Victoria on a Northbound excursion.


Green Line 4076 on the M6
At junction 21A we joined the Eastbound M62. Just before we got to the M60, we were caught up by Plymouth based Target Travel YIL 9895 on a day trip.


Target Travel YIL 9895 on the M62
This Northern Irish registration had been carried by one of their Darts until very recently. We joined the clockwise M60 through the 50mph roadworks and we did this around to the M66. On the M66 we were able to get back up to speed again and we did the M66 / A56 Northwards until we reached the M65. We went eastwards 2 junctions along the M65 before coming into Burnley town centre along the A671. We parked adjacent to the bus station and we set off on foot to the Atlantis cafe for dinner. On the way we took a few bus pictures. The first bus to pass us was Transdev Burnley & Pendle 1861 on a #22 to Padiham.


Transdev Burnley & Pendle 1861 in Burnley
We also saw Transdev Burnley & Pendle 1066 on a #27 to Clitheroe.


Transdev Burnley & Pendle 1066 in Burnley
Outside the exit to the bus station we saw Transdev Burnley & Pendle 1071 on a #25 to Keighley.


Transdev Burnley & Pendle 1071 in Burnley bus station
This was followed by Wrightbus demonstrator ERZ 2028.


Wrightbus ERZ 2028 in Burnley bus station
This bus on load to Transdev Burnley & Pendle was operating a #1 to the Stoops Estate. Finally we saw another new Wrightbus Streetlite, 601/602/603/605/606/609 which was on a #4 to Harle Syke.


Transdev Burnley & Pendle 605 in Burnley bus station
We headed into the Atlantis Cafe and Matthew as usual headed straight for the toilet at the top of two very long flights of stairs! After he had finished we headed down to the dinner which was quite full... Probably as busy as we have ever seen this place. Matthew had a breakfast Washed down with a cup of Coke. After we had finished eating we said goodbye to mum and we headed around the outside of the bus station to take a few bus pictures. We saw required Transdev Burnley & Pendle 2776 on a X43 to Nelson.


Transdev Burnley & Pendle 2776 in Burnley bus station
We then saw required Transdev Burnley & Pendle 1866 on a #22 to Padiham.


Transdev Burnley & Pendle 1866 in Burnley bus station
We also saw dud Transdev Burnley & Pendle 1868 on a #28 to Skipton.


Transdev Burnley & Pendle 1868 in Burnley bus station
We first had this bus back in February 2014 from Whitegate to Burnley on a #22 service. We then saw dud Transdev Burnley & Pendle 2777 on a X43 to Manchester.


Transdev Burnley & Pendle 2777 in Burnley bus station
Transdev Burnley & Pendle 2777 was the first 'Witch Way' double decker we rode on when they were brand new back in November 2013. In the time it took us to eat our dinner, Transdev Burnley & Pendle 605 was back in the bus station on the next working.


Transdev Burnley & Pendle 605 in Burnley bus station
We walked into the bus station and we considered what we could catch. As we though about our next bus we saw dud Transdev Lancashire United 2755 coming into the bus station on a #152 to Preston.


Transdev Lancashire United 2755 in Burnley bus station
We decided to catch this bus despite it being one we had been on before... We last rode on this bus from Blackburn to Accrington back in January 2015. We got on the bus and we booked Burnley area day tickets at £4.20 each. We went upstairs and the bus was nearly empty but people were randomly distributed along the top deck. As we sat and waited departure we saw dud Transdev Burnley & Pendle 1069 on one of the adjacent stands.


Transdev Burnley & Pendle 1069 in Burnley bus station
The bus set off through town and out along St James's Street. We joined Westgate followed by Westway. We crossed the M65 and we headed A671 towards Padiham. The bus wasn't emptying out so Matthew took a picture of the seats opposite as we passed through Whitegate.


Inside Transdev Lancashire United 2755
From previous trips we knew we could go to Altham Business Park to catch the bus back. We carried on into Padiham and across the river. We headed up the hill and then we turned to head towards Altham. We headed West and we crossed the A6068 though the set of lights. We carried on a short distance West and we turned into the Business Park. When we got to the appropriate stop we got up and got off the bus. Matthew took another picture of Transdev Lancashire United 2755 as it headed off towards Preston.


Transdev Lancashire United 2755 in Altham
We had around 5 minutes to wait for the return bus. Matthew had time to eat a Galaxy Caramel which he shared with uncle Dave and I. A few minutes later dud Transdev Lancashire United 404 made an appearance.


Transdev Lancashire United 404 in Altham
We got on the bus and we flashed our Burnley day tickets to the driver. We went upstairs and and we sat down. We had first been on Transdev Lancashire United 404 back in November 2013 from Accrington to Haslingden. The bus set off out of the Business park and we headed East towards Padiham. We crossed over the crossroads with the A6068 and we headed into the East end of town. We we down the hill and over the river before leaving Padiham to headed towards Whitegate. We headed down the A671 and we crossed over the M65 and ran into town. When we got to the bus station we let the bus empty before Matthew took a picture inside Transdev Lancashire United 404.


Inside Transdev Lancashire United 404
We got off the bus and Matthew went to the toilet. Once he had done we had a look to see what we could catch next. There was a required 'Witch Way' double decker on the X43 to Manchester and required Transdev Burnley & Pendle 1869 on a #23 to Accrington.


Transdev Burnley & Pendle 1869 in Burnley bus station
We decided to do Transdev Burnley & Pendle 1869, so we got on the bus and flashed the Burnley day ticket to the driver. We sat down near to the back of the bus. Whilst we waited for departure time, Matthew photographed the required bus on the X43 Transdev Burnley & Pendle 2774.


Transdev Burnley & Pendle 2774 in Burnley bus station
The bus set off through town and out of town along St James's Street the same as the #152. We headed over the M65 and along the A671 Westward out of Burnley. The bus was quite full and Matthew photographed the empty rear seat as we passed through Whitegate.


Inside Transdev Burnley & Pendle 1869
When we got to Padiham we turned left towards the railway just before the river. We got off the bus and Matthew took another picture of Transdev Burnley & Pendle 1869 before it carried on towards Accrington.


Transdev Burnley & Pendle 1869 in Padiham
We walked back onto the main road and we saw Transdev Burnley & Pendle 1859 on a #23 to Burnley.


Transdev Burnley & Pendle 1859 in Padiham
We decided to cross the river and walk up the hill to find a shop. As we started to climb the hill we saw Transdev Burnley & Pendle 1839 returning to Burnley on a #22 service.


Transdev Burnley & Pendle 1839 in Padiham
Near the top of the hill on the right hand side of the road was a bargain booze. Matthew had a couple of chocolate bars and a can of Coke and we set off down the hill to have a picnic at the bus stop before we head back to town. On the way down we saw required Transdev Burnley & Pendle 2759 on the #152 to Burnley. It stopped at the bottom of the hill and we walked down towards it. As it the bus was there we decided to forgo the bus stop picnic and catch the required bus, but not before he had taken a picture of it!


Transdev Lancashire United 2759 in Padiham
We got on the bus and we flashed the Burnley day ticket at the driver before we headed upstairs. The bus headed through Whitehead and we paused for a while outside the Tom Bobbin pub. We crossed the M65 and we headed through town before going into the bus station. We let the bus empty and Matthew took a picture inside Transdev Burnley & Pendle 2759.


Inside Transdev Lancashire United 2759
It had now gone 16:00 so we had time to do one quick out and back before we went home. There were a couple of Darts in the bus station, so we decided to do one of those. Required Transdev Burnley & Pendle 715 was on a #1 to the Stoops estate.


Transdev Burnley & Pendle 715 in Burnley bus station
We got on the bus and we flashed the Burnely day tickets to the driver. We sat down near to the back of the bus and the bus set off out of the bus station around 16:20. The bus set off through town and out of St james's Street. We then doubled back along towards the bus station on Hammerton Street. We crossed the canal and we joined Trafalgar Street. we turned left by MacDonald onto Burnham gate and we ran parallel to the railway for a short while. We turned left onto Coal Clough Lane and we crossed the railway line. We left the lane to run a round a block of houses and we returned to Coal Clough Lane before we turned left onto the A646. We headed into the Stoops estate and the driver change the blind for the return journey. The bus hadn't emptied so Matthew took a picture of the empty rear seat behind us.


Inside Transdev Burnley & Pendle 715
We got to the edge of the Stoops estate on Harold Avenue so we decided to get off to wait for the next bus. Matthew took another picture of Transdev Burnley & Pendle 715 before it returned towards Burnley.


Transdev Burnley & Pendle 715 in Stoops Estate
Whilst we waited Matthew had a flake and a bottle of coke from out of the trip bag. We went around the corner onto the A646 to see if there were any other buses that we could catch but there wasn't, so we returned to the stop that we got off the bus. The 15 minutes went by quickly and then we saw required Versa Transdev Burnley & Pendle 286 approaching.


Transdev Burnley & Pendle 286 in Stoops Estate
We got on the bus and it was empty so Matthew took a picture inside Transdev Burnley & Pendle 286.


Inside Transdev Burnley & Pendle 286
We flashed the Burnley day tickets to the driver for the final time today and we sat down near to the back of the bus. The bus set off onto the A646 and we headed South Eastwards towards Coal Clough Lane. We turned into the lane the then we headed into the houses on the right hand side before joining back onto Coal Clough Lane closer to town. We crossed the railway line and we joined Burnham Gate. At the end we turned left onto trafalgar Street and we turned left at the roundabout to head into town. So that we run through town via St James's Street we went North Eastwards onto Hammerton Street. We ran into town and we got to the bus station. The bus paused before we went on stand. This gave Matthew the opportunity to take a picture of Holmeswood Dart S9 BOS which was on a #65 service.


Holmeswood S9 BOS in Burnley bus station
We went onto the stand and we got off the bus. We met with mum and we went to the newsagents. Matthew had a can of Coke and a chocolate bar. Matthew used the toilet and we went out of the bus station. Before we went to the car on Croft Street we saw dud First West Yorkshire 66746 on a #589 service.


First West Yorkshire 66746 in Burnley bus station
We got in the car and Matthew ate a sausage roll. We set off out of town via Trafalgar Street and the A671 and we joined the M65. We went two junction up to the A56 and we headed South to the junction with the A680. We filled up with diesel and we got Matthew a bottle of Irn Bru out of the car boot. We re-joined the A56 and we carried on Southwards. The A56 became the M66 and we did the down to the M60. We went anti-clockwise until we got onto the M62. We then saw a coach ahead of us. We caught it up and we saw it was Maynes of Buckie KM12 GSM carrying the david Urquhart livery.


Maynes of Buckie KM12 GSM on the M62
We joined the Southbound M6 and the coach went North. On the M6 we saw another couple of coaches running together. We overtook them and we sat behind a slower car in front of us so the the coaches would go past us. The first coach to pass us was Clynnog & Trefor KBC 1V.


Clynnog & Trefor KBC 1V on the M6
Behind this was another Clynnog & Trefor coach, JSU 986.


Clynnog & Trefor JSU 986 on the M6
The coached headed off onto the M56 and we continued South on the M6. It was a little busy around junction 19 but we picked up speed again until we got to the roadworks at junction 17. We left the M6 at junction 16 and we went Southwards along the A500. As we passed the Wolstanton area we saw Bakerbus 194 going the way. It had been doing rail replacement work earlier in the day. We joined the Eastbound A50 and we did this up to Longton so that we could check out what was on Z Carz tonight. Still under repair was Z Carz Mercedes minibus M372 NWN.


Z Carz M372 NWN in Longton
Next to this was Ford airport transfers minibus Z Carz MJ03 DPU.


Z Carz MJ03 DPU in Longton
Finally we saw Z Carz Iveco minibus GK02 NWJ.


Z Carz GK02 NWJ in Longton
We turned into Willow Row to see if there was anything in the compound. We saw Z Carz Mercedes minibus S952 VMY.


Z Carz S952 VMY in Longton
We headed back onto the A50 and we came off it again in Heron Cross. We went through Blurton along Blurton Road and Church road before turning into Beaconsfield Drive. We got home around 19:10. For a late tea Matthew had bangers and mash with carrots followed by a Manchester tart. Matthew then chilled out on his computer until bedtime around 01:00... Mark

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