Category Archives: Blackpool Tramway

Picture in Time: Blackpool Engineering Car 753

We move forward to Centenary year on the Blackpool Tramway for this week’s Blackpool “Picture in Time” image as we take a look at Engineering Car 753.

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More funding confirmed for light rail in England

Five tram and light rail systems in England outside of London (both the Docklands Light Railway and London Tramlink are covered by the Transport for London funding package) are to receive funding of up to £37.4 million over the next … Continue reading

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More frequent Blackpool Tramway service announced

Blackpool Transport have announced that as from Sunday 16th August a more frequent timetable will be introduced on the Blackpool Tramway with trams continuing to run later into the evening as well. Since the tramway resumed operation last month the … Continue reading

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New fares for Blackpool

Sunday 9th August will see the introduction of a new simplified fare structure by Blackpool Transport which for the tramway will see a flat single fare of £2.10 – regardless of length of journey. So, whether you travel from North … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Western Train 733+734

Having now seen all the normal trams which ran in passenger service over the course of the final weekend of traditional tram operation in Blackpool, the last three editions now concentrate on the illuminated feature cars, starting with the Western … Continue reading

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Western Train to miss start of illuminations

When the Illuminated Western Train was withdrawn from service and moved into the Workshops at Blackpool Transport’s Rigby Road Depot following its use in the lead up to Christmas last year few could have imagined that its overhaul work would … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Centenary 641

In this edition of “Picture in Time” we are heading back to August 1984 for a view of a then new, Centenary 641.

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Jubilee 762

As we continue our look at those trams which ran during the final weekend of traditional tramway operation in Blackpool we reach the second of the Jubilee Cars – 762.

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In Pictures: Blackpool Tramway starts running again

Sunday 19th July 2020 was the first day in 112 days that the core Flexity run service in Blackpool operated following the complete suspension of services in March as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Trams are still only running … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Jubilee 761

Both of Blackpool’s Jubilee Cars ran over the final weekend of traditional tram operation in November 2011 and in this latest article we take a look at 761.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 700

We are back with another archive photo from Blackpool as “Picture in Time” continues. This time we are heading to back to 1970 for a view of prototype 700.

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Balloon 724

This edition of “Whatever Happened To?” takes a look at the last of the 11 Balloons to run on the last weekend of traditional tramway operation in Blackpool – 724.

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Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours to return for August Bank Holiday

Having stopped running in March following a Winter Gold event it has been announced that Blackpool’s heritage trams will be returning to the rails for the August Bank Holiday weekend. Running on all three days of the weekend things will, … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Brush 627 & Balloon 715

In this edition of “Picture in Time” we are heading to Manchester Square in Blackpool where we see two trams passing during 2001.

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Balloon 723

The next tram to feature in this series featuring vehicles which carried passengers over the final weekend of traditional tram operation in Blackpool is Balloon 723.

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Balloon 720

We’re still taking a look at the trams which ran in Blackpool over the weekend of 5th and 6th November 2011 – which was, of course, the final weekend of the traditional tramway. This time around we take a look … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Brush 631

This time our Blackpool “Picture in Time” image comes from the first year of millennium (or last of the previous one I guess, depending on your point of view!) as we take a look at Brush Car 631.

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

This week we both look into the archives and head overseas for the latest photographic offerings:

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Balloon 719

We continue the series where we take a look at all the passenger trams that ran over the final weekend of the traditional tramway in Blackpool in November 2011 with Balloon Car 719 the tram featured today.

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Blackpool Council awarded £1.1 million compensation over tram depot construction

If you follow the Blackpool Tramway closely you will probably be aware of an argument between Blackpool Council and contractors VolkerFitzpatrick Limited over the construction of the depot at Starr Gate. It centred over claims by the Council in regards … Continue reading

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