Public Transport: Black & White Challenge

Two very different examples of local public transport for this week’s Black & White Challenge.

The first shows the Ferry across the River Wyre which carries pedestrians and cyclists between  Knott End and Fleetwood. Its timetable is determined by the tide times and, for all that it is well used by locals and day-trippers, it is frequently under threat of closure.

Knott End Ferry Fleetwood Wyre Lancashire transport public

Knott End Ferry ©HelenBushe

 

The second picture shows Preston’s iconic bus station.  It was built in the late 60’s in the Brutalist style of architecture.

It has been described by the Twentieth Century Society as “one of the most significant Brutalist buildings in the UK”. wiki

There have been plans to have it demolished and campaigns to Save our Bus Station.

It is definitely here to stay now that English Heritage has granted it the status of a Grade ll Listed Building.

You can love it or hate it but everyone has an opinion about it. So what do YOU think?…

Brutalist Preston Bus Station architecture public transport

Preston Bus Station ©HelenBushe

I certainly like it more now than I did when I first saw it.

 

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