Category Archives: Blackpool Tramway

Blackpool Boats making themselves at home in San Francisco

San Francisco is now home to three Blackpool Boat Cars following the completion of the acquisition of 226 which has now been transported ahead of work starting on its restoration to service. 226 joins fellow Boat Cars 228 and 233 … Continue reading

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Blackpool Brush 636 put up for sale

Ever fancied owning a tram? If so now could be your chance as the owner of Blackpool Brush 636 has put it up for sale with a now closed listing being made available on ebay.

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Events Coming this week…

The Bank Holiday is near and then it’s the May Half Term school holidays so still plenty of family orientated events to enjoy on tramways in the British Isles. This round-up look at what’s happening from Monday 27th May to … Continue reading

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Blackpool announce the chance to travel on the North Station extension before it officially opens!

Blackpool Transport and Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours have announced a series of special activities and packages available for people to travel on the North Station extension in the days leading up to its opening on Sunday 16th June. In the … Continue reading

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Tram allocations confirmed for Blackpool Event Weekend

As already mentioned on these pages, the Spring Bank Holiday weekend between Saturday 25th and Monday 27th May sees the first “Event Weekend” of 2024 in Blackpool. With a reduced number of trams available because of the ongoing issues at … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blackpool 717 undertakes the Full System Tour

Sunday 5th May saw the first of two planned “Full System Tours” in Blackpool run. Balloon 717 was the tram chosen to undertake the special route across the tramway which saw it cover several parts of the tramway which it … Continue reading

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Fleetwood Tram Sunday cancelled – and then its not!

A week may be a long time in politics but it also looks like a few days is a very long time in organising community based events! The Fleetwood Festival of Transport – aka Tram Sunday – was abruptly cancelled … Continue reading

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Events coming this week…

As we approach the second of our Bank Holidays in May there are more events to enjoy across the British Isles…

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In Pictures: ODAS cameras fitted to Blackpool 011

The complete fleet of Flexity2 trams which operate on the Blackpool Tramway will soon be running with ODAS cameras after 011 became the latest to receive the equipment at Starr Gate Depot.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Railcoach 618

We have time for one more “Picture in Time” photo from Blackpool.

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Planned service frequency announced for Blackpool Tramway

Since the announcement last month that the Blackpool Tramway extension up Talbot Road to North Station would open to the public from 16th June (and even before then) one of the questions on people’s lips has been “what sort of … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2024!

We take another look to see which heritage trams have run in service so far in 2024 on tramways across the British Isles. There has been some movement since we last ran this article with more trams being used at … Continue reading

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Timetable and first details announced for Blackpool’s May Event Weekend

Things on Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours will be different in 2024 with available trams being based out at Starr Gate Depot whilst the results of the Rigby Road condition survey are awaited. This means that Event/Enhanced Weekends will see fewer … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 708

“Picture in Time” keeps with the Blackpool theme this week.

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In Pictures: Driver familiarisation continues on Blackpool Tramway extension

In just over six weeks time a full passenger service will be in operation on the (admittedly much delayed) Blackpool Tramway extension along Talbot Road to a terminus by North Station. In the lead up testing and now driver familiarisation … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool OMO 13

We move forward in time for this week’s “Picture in Time” as we now arrive in October 1978.

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Route revealed for Blackpool Full System Tour

Sunday 5th May will see the first (of two planned) Full System Tour’s on the Blackpool Tramway with the tram going places where normal tours don’t go such as crossovers and into Starr Gate Depot. The exact route of this … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Driver familiarisation now underway to North Station

As we saw earlier in the week, the first test runs since 2022 onto the Blackpool Tramway extension to North Station took place on Tuesday 23rd April. Two trams were used on that first day and these were deemed a … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 702

“Picture in Time” is again in Blackpool today.

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First passenger tram to run to North Station 12th June – full service starts 16th June

After the excitement of the first day of the latest round of testing along Talbot Road and to North Station on the Blackpool Tramway yesterday comes the news many have been waiting for – a date for services to start. … Continue reading

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