Category Archives: Blackpool Tramway

In Pictures: Work continues on the old Wilko’s site

Preparation work on the site once occupied by the Wilko’s store on Talbot Road, Blackpool has been continuing in recent weeks. As we’ve reported many times over the past couple of years this site will become the location of the … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 10th April 2021

This week we have a double helping of photos as we look into the Blackpool archives and go more up-to-date on Manchester Metrolink:

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Stop by Stop Blackpool Tramway: North Pier

We come to the end of our first section of a journey north on the Blackpool Tramway today as “Stop by Stop” reaches North Pier.

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Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours to resume from Saturday 29th May

The latest heritage tramway to confirm their reopening plans for the 2021 season is Blackpool’s Heritage Tram Tours with the first public heritage trams scheduled to run on Saturday 29th May and then on selected dates for the rest of … Continue reading

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Stop by Stop Blackpool Tramway: Tower

This edition of “Stop by Stop” sees our northbound journey on the Blackpool Tramway reach the busy stop at Tower.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 713

The summer of 1976 is well known as being a warm one and this latest edition of “Picture in Time” illustrates that was still the case in early September.

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Trams in Video: Blackpool’s Flexity2 trams

We’ve now become very used to the Bombardier built Flexity2 trams running along Blackpool Promenade but there was a time not too long ago when they were new and in this edition of “Trams in Video” we see the launch … Continue reading

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Stop by Stop Blackpool Tramway: Central Pier

We continue our way north on the Blackpool Tramway in this edition of “Stop by Stop” as we reach the second of the Pier stops.

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In Pictures: A refurbished Unimog for Blackpool

Most of our attention in Blackpool recently may have concentrated on the trackworks as well as exciting news about trams on the road to their return but another development recently has seen the Unimog undergo a refurbishment and repaint.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Brush 636

Today “Picture in Time” is again looking at a photo taken in early September 1976 as we return to Blackpool once more.

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Blackpool Council asked to approve £900,000 worth of funding for tramway repairs

As you will have seen on these pages over the past few weeks there has been extensive trackworks taking place on the Blackpool Tramway – with the work taking more than twice the length than originally planned for – but … Continue reading

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More DfT funding for English light rail systems

The Department for Transport have confirmed that a further £33 million in emergency Coronavirus funding is to be awarded to the six English light rail systems outside of London (London Tramlink and the Docklands Light Railway are supported through the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Latest look at the future site of the Blackpool North Station tram terminus

Since the end of 2020 when the last remnants of the old Wilko’s store on Talbot Road were demolished visible progress on site which will eventually become the site of the tramway terminus at Blackpool North Railway Station has been … Continue reading

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Stop by Stop Blackpool Tramway: Manchester Square

In this edition of “Stop by Stop” we call at a stop on the Blackpool Tramway which many a tram enthusiast has probably alighted at over the years – Manchester Square.

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In Pictures: Trackworks return to Starr Gate as trams reach Fleetwood Ferry again

Now into their second month the trackworks on the Blackpool Tramway are now seemingly coming towards a conclusion with trams now able to run all the way through to Fleetwood Ferry although the southern end has now seen a temporary … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 715

Its early September 1976 again for this latest look at archive photos from the Blackpool Tramway and it’s a tram still popular with enthusiasts which is featured – Balloon 715.

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Blackpool Coronation 304 moves closer to a return

The good news about trams owned by the Fylde Transport Trust just keeps coming! Hot on the heels of the news about a repaint for Brush Car 634 and the continued work on Railcoach 279 comes confirmation that Coronation Car … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blackpool Tramway reaches Fisherman’s Walk

The overrunning trackworks on the Blackpool Tramway are starting to come to an end with Fleetwood finally being served by trams again from Wednesday 10th March (at least as far as Fisherman’s Walk) with a promise that from Saturday 13th … Continue reading

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Stop by Stop Blackpool Tramway: St Chad’s Road

“Stop by Stop” is back today and we remain in Blackpool on our way north from Starr Gate with St Chad’s Road now reached.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool OMO 13

In this latest instalment of “Picture in Time” we are again in Blackpool with the last of the OMO cars featuring in this image.

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