Category Archives: Blackpool Tramway

In Pictures: Week of daylight testing to Blackpool North gets underway

Monday 27th June. Mark that date in your diary for that is the date that daylight testing of the Blackpool Tramway extension up Talbot Road to Blackpool North Railway Station got underway. As a prelude to public services beginning – … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 26th June 2022

Our photos this week include the second part of the Blackpool trilogy:

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Daytime testing to start on Blackpool Tramway extension

Up to seven days of daytime testing on the Blackpool Tramway extension along Talbot Road to Blackpool North Railway Station is set to take place from Monday 27th June it has been confirmed in social media posts by both Blackpool … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Balloon 723 returns to the 1990s

As we saw in our coverage of the Jubilee Tram Parade in Blackpool there was one tram included which featured a new look. Balloon 723 made its debut in a new coat of the 1990s fleet livery having spent the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Focus turns to hotel at Blackpool North Station

It has been a while since we took a proper look at the former Wilko’s site in Blackpool which will, in due course, be the newest tram terminus in the UK so that’s where we head in this latest article. … Continue reading

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A change of ownership for Blackpool Centenary 645

Blackpool Centenary 645 – which was once one of two Centenary Cars to call a holiday park their home – is now owned by Blackpool Transport once again after the Fylde Transport Trust decided that it was surplus to their … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 12th June 2022

Its the first part of a triology of Photo Galleries from Blackpool this week:

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Delays after woman hit by tram in Blackpool

Services on the Blackpool Tramway were disrupted on Monday 6th June after a woman was hit by a tram at Lowther Avenue. The incident happened shortly before 1200 with tram services disrupted for nearly five hours whilst the emergency services … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blackpool Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Tram Parade

Across the UK over the long Bank Holiday weekend (Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June) there were a number of events taking place to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. From concerts to street parties, Blackpool’s main offering was a Tram … Continue reading

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What’s in a name? New Blackpool tram terminus changes name before it opens!

A few months ago we mentioned how as part of the construction works for the new Blackpool Tramway extension along Talbot Road to Blackpool North Railway Station stop signs had started to be put up. Whilst the one in Talbot … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Brush Car 634

As we celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this weekend this additional edition of “Picture in Time” takes us back to a previous Jubilee – the Silver Jubilee to be precise as we see Brush Car’s 634‘s special Jubilee livery.

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More details from Blackpool over Platinum Jubilee plans

It was announced earlier this year that the Blackpool Tramway would be acknowledging the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a special Tram Parade using “at least a dozen trams” whilst just a couple of weeks ago it was confirmed that the … Continue reading

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More trams to run in Blackpool from end of June

After what must have been the longest winter timetable in the history of the Blackpool Tramway, here will finally be an increase in frequency of trams from Sunday 26th June. This will mean trams will run every 12 minutes for … Continue reading

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More Heritage Tram events for Blackpool’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations

We’ve known for a while that there would be a Tram Parade in Blackpool to help celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and now its been confirmed that there will be more Blackpool Heritage Tram Tour events – including regular heritage … Continue reading

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Your chance to take part in the Jubilee Tram Parade in Blackpool

Blackpool Council have opened a ballot for tickets to travel on the Jubilee Tram Parade due to take place on Thursday 2nd June 2022. Running from Pleasure Beach to Little Bispham from 1430 the Parade will feature around 12 trams … Continue reading

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Stop by Stop Blackpool Tramway: Fleetwood Ferry

And we finally come to the northern outpost of the Blackpool Tramway at Fleetwood Ferry as we come to the end of this series of “Stop by Stop”.

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Real Ale Tour is the latest themed tour to launch in Blackpool

You will soon be able to enjoy two bottles of local craft ale on board a Blackpool tram with the launch of Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours Real Ale Tour. Due to run for the first time on Saturday 4th June … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blackpool Tramway celebrates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

It probably hasn’t escaped your notice but at the start of June there is an extra Bank Holiday as the country celebrates the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This rare (its almost impossible that anyone reading this … Continue reading

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Out and About: Easter trams in Blackpool

We head back to Blackpool for this latest edition of “Out and About” as we see trams waiting at North Pier and Tower between tour duties over the Easter weekend.

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In Pictures: Back to school with Blackpool Trailer 687

August 2021 saw a Blackpool tram go to school with orphaned Twin Car Trailer 687 (T7 in old money) acquired by Rossall School and moved there from Wyre Dock where it had been stored under the ownership of the Fleetwood … Continue reading

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