Category Archives: Blackpool Tramway

Three hour service suspension for Blackpool Tramway after overhead problems

There was a complete suspension of the Blackpool Tramway service for three hours on Tuesday 12th November to allow for emergency repairs to the overhead to take place. It is not known what caused the problems but the damage was … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Boat 606

The final of the five trams to run at the Glasgow Garden Festival was also the only tram which wasn’t considered as preserved and the only “foreign” tram to make an appearance – it was Blackpool Boat 606.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 700

This edition of Picture in Time again lands in Blackpool in 2007 and this time we take a look at the always popular first Balloon Car – 700.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Jubilee 761

We head back another 12 years for this edition of Picture in Time as we take a look at a tram in Blackpool during 2007.

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In Pictures: A late October day in Blackpool

Wednesday 30th October was just another illumination day in Blackpool with a two tram afternoon heritage service along the Prom followed by evening illumination tours. With it still being October Half Term in various areas of the UK it was … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 712

It’s Tuesday which can only mean one thing – we are off to Blackpool for another look at a photo from the archives. We start off a selection of photos taken in 2007 with a look at Blackpool Balloon 712.

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Centenary 642 returns to service

Centenary 642, one of the three trams planned to return to service during the September Spectacular in Blackpool, has now been used for the first time since the start of the year being allocated to the afternoon Promenade heritage service … Continue reading

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Dare we mention 2020? Blackpool reveal special event dates

Yes, it may only be mid-October 2019 but Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours are quick off the mark with first information on their special events for 2020 with outline dates already revealed. The familiar pattern of Winter Gold and standard Gold … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool OMO 1

Today’s delve into the archives finds us in the autumn of 1974 with a view of the very first OMO Car.

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Santa’s getting ready on his…tram!

It may be hard to believe but in around two months time Santa will be getting on his sleigh to deliver toys to all the good girls and boys, but before the big day he’s going to be a busy … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

In this weeks main update of British Trams Online we are off to Blackpool for photos:

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In Pictures: The Trawler back on Illumination Tours

Anyone who follows the Blackpool Tramway in any details will probably have been aware that the start of the Illuminations this year there has been a missing tram on tour duty – the Trawler. The LEDs fitted to the tram, … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Brush 627

Another image take in 1990 for this edition of Picture in Time. This time around we feature one of the Brush Cars in service.

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2021 for trams to Blackpool North?

More progress on the project to extend the Blackpool Tramway up Talbot Road to a site just adjacent to Blackpool North Railway Station appears to be on the horizon with news that it could be 2021 for service to start, … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Centenary 648

Staying in 1990 for this week’s Picture in Time image from Blackpool we feature another one person operated tram but this time of the second generation of vehicles – Centenary 648.

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Docklands Light Railway scoops Operator of the Year at the Light Rail Awards

The annual Global Light Rail Awards took place in London on 2nd October 2019 with the Docklands Light Railway – or more specifically Keolis Amey Docklands – being named as Operator of the Year with other award winners coming from … Continue reading

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In Pictures: FTS Triple Tram Illumination Tour

It was a tour which should have provided the first chance to ride on Standard 143 but turned out to be a tour which utilised three different trams (sort of) as the evening took many different twists and turns! Returning … Continue reading

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A soggy September Spectacular in Blackpool

What’s that saying about the best laid plans? Well, that is exactly how the organisers of the September Spectacular must have felt with very heavy rain at times and of the three trams due to return to service over the … Continue reading

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Motor problem sidelines Standard 143

It was going to be the star of the September Spectacular weekend in Blackpool having been launched at the start of the week but in the end the Fylde Transport Trust’s Standard 143 ended up being a static exhibit after … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool OMO 5

We leap forward from the 1970s to the 1990s for the next few weeks worth of Blackpool Picture in Time images and start off with a photo of OMO 5.

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