Catch22Bus is a locally owned and totally independent bus operator based in Blackpool.
From April 2016 we expanded our operations on the Fylde coast as a result of Stagecoach's departure. The services we operate are:
Service 21 operates during the summer months along the main Promenade linking hotels and sea front attractions between Cleveleys and St.Annes.
Service 22 has operated since September 2012 and links Blackpool Town Centre, Bispham, Cleveleys, Larkholme and Fleetwood.
Service 23 - links parts of Thornton with Cleveleys centre, an important link lost during the recent bus service cuts. This circular service starts & finishes at Cleveleys Bus Station serving Cleveleys Avenue, Central Avenue, Mayfield Avenue, Pheasants Wood Drive, Fleetwood Road and West Drive.
Service 24 links Cleveleys, Thornton & Poulton, replacing the eastern sections of former Stagecoach 84 and sections of routes previously supported by Lancashire County Council.
We have great value fares, friendly drivers and pride ourselves in operating a reliable bus service. Look out for our orange and turquoise Catch22 buses.
Catch22bus has submitted plans to make amendments to services 23 and 24 following suggestions from bus users and consultation with local councillors. The new timetables will commence on Monday 12 December.
Service 23 will become an hourly service but will be extended to Victoria Hospital linking a number of roads and areas that lost bus services as a result of the April 2016 cuts.
It will, for example, serve Lawsons Road, Norcross and Castle Gardens before calling at Poulton and onwards to the Hospital. Between Poulton and the Highcross, it will replace service 24 operating via Carr Head and Hardhorn Road. The changes will increase the number of buses operating between Poulton and Cleveleys from two per hour to three, whilst extending the coverage of the area.
Service 24 will have additional early evening departures from Cleveleys and on Saturdays the service will increase to every half hour, instead of hourly. On weekdays from 09:30 journeys will operate a short diversion into the School Road area of Thornton, restoring a direct link through to Cleveleys for residents in this area. All this is being achieved by Catch22Bus without any public subsidy. Until April of this year, Lancashire County Council was paying out over £1 million per year in subsidy for Wyre area services in Thornton-Cleveleys.