Category Archives: Blackpool Tramway

Tram allocations announced for next Winter Gold

It may be Spring but that doesn’t mean there isn’t time to fit in another Winter Gold operation in Blackpool over the weekend of 23rd and 24th March. The standard winter timetable will be in operation with six trams in … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 723

We stay in 1983 for this week’s archive image from Blackpool and this time we feature a couple of the iconic Balloon Cars.

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In Pictures: More from Talbot Square

With much of Talbot Road now reopened whilst we all wait for the tramway extension to open – which as we have reported many times won’t be for quite some time as we still await the demolition of Wilkinson’s and … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Engineering Car 753

It is a tram which it is hoped will be back on the rails sometime in 2019 for the first time since withdrawal in 1990 but it will look significantly different this time around as it will be a passenger … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Photos this week come from Blackpool (and Beamish) as we say farewell (and hello!) to Blackpool & Fleetwood Box 40:

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Blackpool Transport throw open the doors to Starr Gate Depot for Disabled Access Day

On Saturday 16th March 2019 – Disabled Access Day 2019 – Blackpool Transport will be showing how easily accessible their tram and bus fleet are with a special Accessible Open Day at Starr Gate Tram Depot between 1000 and 1600.

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In Pictures: More road reopenings in Blackpool

The bulk of the construction work – or that which can be done anyway – has now been completed along Talbot Road in Blackpool allowing the end of the road closest to Wilkinson’s to be reopened to two way traffic … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Warm and sunny weather in February leads to a busy Winter Gold event

Around this time last year the UK was being affected by the so-called “Beast from the East” with many areas being subjected to very low temperatures, snow and ice. Fast forward 12 months and we have been enjoying very unseasonable … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Coronations 650 & 653

From last week’s look at a Blackpool Coronation Car running in service we have a sadder image this week as we see two of the class being scrapped in Thornton Gate Yard.

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Standard 143 launch date announced

The Fylde Transport Trust have announced today that the launch of restored Blackpool Standard 143 is due to take place on the evening of Wednesday 28th August this year. No detailed information has been provided as to what form the … Continue reading

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Box 40 moves to Beamish

On Monday 4th March, Blackpool & Fleetwood ‘Box’ car 40 left Blackpool, just two days after operating its farewell tour of its home system. The tram was destined for Beamish Museum – arriving there later the same day – where … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Box 40 says farewell with two special tours

As we might have mentioned a few times in recent weeks, Blackpool & Fleetwood 40’s time in Blackpool is nearly at an end with its usage on standard Heritage Tram Tours coming to an end on Sunday 24th February. But … Continue reading

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Return of Tram Driving Experience to Blackpool

In the final years of the traditional Blackpool Tramway one of the highlights for many tram enthusiasts was the chance to drive a tram for the day but come upgrade and this was ended with many expecting this to be … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Promenade road reopens to traffic as extension works continue to progress

Work on extending the Blackpool Tramway along Talbot Road to Blackpool North Railway Station has now reached a stage which has allowed the Promenade road to reopen to through traffic – bringing an end to winter diversions which have continued … Continue reading

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Good news for fans of Blackpool’s Balloon cars

Whilst the imminent departure of Blackpool & Fleetwood ‘Box’ car 40 from its original native tramway dominates the headlines from the Fylde coast, there has been some more positive news for the Blackpool heritage fleet. Two Balloon cars are set … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More from the Blackpool North extension

Work is continuing on the parts of the Blackpool North Railway Station extension of the tramway up Talbot Road that it is possible to tackle as these latest photos from Peter Dockerty show. The worksite adjacent to the railway station … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Coronation 662

There is no doubt that one of the most popular classes of trams with enthusiasts in Blackpool is the Coronation Cars and we feature a long-gone member of that class today in our regular look back into the archives.

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In Pictures: Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours in action

As we have reported in the past 2019 is set to be the biggest year yet for Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours with the largest number of operating days yet – including every weekend throughout the year plus on various weekdays. … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Overhead poles start to be installed in Blackpool

Despite the fact that it will be some time before trams will be using the extension of the Blackpool Tramway up Talbot Road to Blackpool North Railway Station work is still pressing ahead with the parts of the project which … Continue reading

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Full details announced for Box 40 farewell tour

Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours have now announced the full plan for Blackpool & Fleetwood Box 40’s Farewell Tour which takes place on Saturday 2nd March. As we have reported frequently over the past few weeks, 40’s loan spell in Blackpool … Continue reading

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