Category Archives: Blackpool Tramway

Blackpool to host Vintage Weekend in February

The weekend of Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th February will give enthusiasts and the general public alike another chance to enjoy hop-on, hop-off heritage tram tours in Blackpool with the first special event weekend of 2022 now confirmed. As well … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Centenary 645 & Balloon 719

In this edition of “Picture in Time” we are featuring a single decker and a double decker tram operating on the Blackpool Tramway during September 2010.

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In Pictures: Little progress to show at Wilko’s

Its looking likely that there will be little to show on progress of the Blackpool Tramway extension for some time with a lot of focus on the overall Talbot Gateway project currently on the construction of the hotel and removing … Continue reading

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Out and About: Heritage trams in Blackpool

For the majority of this series we are “Out and About” taking a look at modern trams running but we have a bit of a change today as we feature heritage trams running in Blackpool.

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In Pictures: Signs of the new fares in Blackpool

Earlier this month we brought you the news that fares across the Blackpool Transport network would be increasing as from Sunday 16th January and now as part of the publicity campaign to let would be passengers know small signs have … Continue reading

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Trams in Video: Blackpool Trams August 2021

This edition of “Trams in Video” is heading back to the Fylde Coast as we view the trams (old and new) in Blackpool. With un-summer like weather, we start off at Starr Gate with the Flexity2 trams before spreading our … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Centenary 644 & 643

We make a return to Blackpool in 2010 as “Picture in Time” continues.

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They Ran in 2021!

As 2021 is now over its time to round off things with this last “They Ran in 2021” article giving what we believe to be the complete picture of all heritage trams that ran in service during the year. As … Continue reading

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Blackpool Transport fares to rise from 16th January

It is the season for fare increases it would seem! New fares will be introduced across the Blackpool Transport network – including the trams – from Sunday 16th January and for anyone buying a single ticket on board the tram … Continue reading

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Centenary 643 looking for a new home

Following the upgrading of the Blackpool Tramway many of the traditional trams were sold on for further use and this included three which have since found new homes at schools. But that number is set to reduce as Centenary 643 … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Signal posts erected for Blackpool Tramway extension

The year may only be a few days old but its time for our first update of 2022 on the construction work for the extension of the Blackpool Tramway along Talbot Road and to a new terminus close to Blackpool … Continue reading

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Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours back for 2022!

It may seem that they never went away (in fact there has been a gap of just 6 days since the 2021 season of heritage tours came to an end!) but Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours are back for 2022 with … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Balloon 700 on tour for the Fylde Tramway Society

Having missed a year because of a certain global pandemic, Tuesday 28th December 2021 saw the Fylde Tramway Society’s Christmas Tour take place. And if the fact that the tour was back wasn’t exciting enough it included the use of … Continue reading

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15 Years Apart: Blackpool Engineering Car 754

Today we come to an end of this latest series of “15 Years Apart” and the last tram to feature is a Works Car in Blackpool.

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Winter timetable starts in Blackpool as COVID staff shortages hit elsewhere in the UK

It seemed throughout 2020 and 2021 that the most regular type of article added to British Trams Online was in relation to timetable changes on UK tram systems – and 2022 is starting exactly the same as the very first … Continue reading

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15 Years Apart: Blackpool Illuminated Frigate

Happy New Year! What will 2022 bring us? The way the last couple of years have been we think its very unwise to predict that one! We start off the year with another edition of “15 Years Apart” and we … Continue reading

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15 Years Apart: Blackpool Balloon 701

We return to Blackpool for this edition of “15 Years Apart” as we feature the last of our quintet of Balloon Cars we have seen in the series.

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Out and About: Just a trip along Blackpool Prom

Its time for another “Out and About” and in this latest relatively topical photo series we take a trip on Blackpool Prom.

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They Ran in 2021: Blackpool Balloon 717

Today’s “They Ran in 2021” is off to the Blackpool Tramway for another photo showing a tram which operated in passenger service over the past year.

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Out and About: Single-line working in Blackpool

Our third and final photographic article for you on Christmas Day is “Out and About” and we are out on Blackpool Prom where we see some single-line working in operation because of welding work at North Pier back at the … Continue reading

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