Let's take a look at how well Blackpool Council informs residents and visitors alike about public transport in its area.
Which bus goes where?
No map or even route list from the council. There's a link to council-owned Blackpool Transport, who provide excellent maps of their own routes, but to the exclusion of those routes that are served by anyone else, which leaves quite a few gaps. The appalling Traveline North West, which Blackpool don't link to anyway, makes it impossible to see a list of all bus routes serving Blackpool.
Shockingly bad. 0 out of 5.
None are provided by the council. They can be found on the operators' websites, but if you don't know who runs the route you need, you have no way of finding out.
Appalling. 0 out of 5.
After their performance in the last two categories, you didn't really expect Blackpool to have any information on how much it costs to use public transport, did you? Blackpool Transport is one of the few operators to publish all of their single fares, but the council doesn't bother telling you that. They don't mention Blackpool Plusbus either. There is no ticket available that is valid on all operators' buses.
Woeful. 0 out of 5.
They really haven't bothered at all. Congratulations Blackpool, you're the first in our survey to hit rock bottom! 0 out of 15.