Category Archives: Blackpool Tramway

Stop by Stop Blackpool Tramway: Sandhurst Avenue

In this article we continue our way along the Blackpool Tramway with “Stop by Stop” now arriving at Sandhurst Avenue.

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Fewer staff required to self isolate but staff retention and recruitment remain challenge to UK tram operators

“This service has been cancelled because of staff shortages”. Anyone who has attempted to travel on the UK transport network in recent weeks and months probably can’t help but be aware of the challenges all transport operators – whether that … Continue reading

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In Preview: Blackpool Anniversary Weekend – 25th and 26th September

As we’ve reported previously the weekend of Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th September will see a special Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours event take place including the return of hop-on/hop-off tours for the first time since March 2020. There are also … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Progress slows at Wilko’s in Blackpool

It may have been a few weeks since we had our last update from tram construction works at the former Wilko’s store site in Blackpool but that’s mainly because progress has somewhat slowed in laying the tracks and fixing them … Continue reading

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Stop by Stop Blackpool Tramway: Bispham

Its time for another edition of “Stop by Stop” as we are again on the Blackpool Tramway with our northbound journey now reaching Bispham.

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Leeds 180 and Blackpool Western Train return to service

The past few days have seen two old favourites return to the rails – one at Crich and the other up in Blackpool. While at Crich it was a tram which ran last year for the Blackpool tram it was … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Brush 634

Its September 1976 again as we return to Blackpool for this edition of “Picture in Time”.

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More details announced for Blackpool Anniversary weekend

Its not too long to go until the Blackpool Tramway Anniversary weekend which as usual takes place over the weekend closest to the tramway opening on 29th September 1885, which this year will be Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th September. … Continue reading

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Stop by Stop Blackpool Tramway: Cavendish Road

And on we go northbound on the Blackpool Tramway taking a look at the stops of the tramway reaching Cavendish Road in this edition of “Stop by Stop”.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 701 & Brush 623

Today’s “Picture in Time” is again featuring the Blackpool Tramway as we head north to Fleetwood.

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In Pictures: Wilko’s construction update

With the cherry pickers which had been situated in Talbot Square while the overhead installation had started now having gone it would appear that work will not be progressing at the moment but there is still work taking place up … Continue reading

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Update on Rigby Road Depot

Earlier this year, we reported on the launch of Blackpool Transport’s crowdfunder to raise £1 million to repair Rigby Road Depot’s roof. Now three months down the line and a further update with details of what they are trying to … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2021!

This is our early September update to keep tabs on which trams have run on heritage tramways across the British Isles so far during 2021. There hasn’t been a huge amount of movement in the past month although Beamish has … Continue reading

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Stop by Stop Blackpool Tramway: Lowther Avenue

In this edition of “Stop by Stop” we continue on our journey on the Blackpool Tramway as we reach Lowther Avenue.

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 5th September 2021

We’re back with another main site update with photos coming from Blackpool and Sheffield:

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 707

Its time to head to Blackpool in 1976 again for this edition of “Picture in Time”.

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In Pictures: Update from Blackpool construction works

With our little hiatus in new updates to British Trams Online its been a while since we last featured images from the construction works on the Blackpool Tramway extension up Talbot Road but it would seem we’re not the only … Continue reading

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Stop by Stop Blackpool Tramway: Cabin

We continue northbound on the Blackpool Tramway today as “Stop by Stop” continues.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool OMO 11

We return to 1976 again for this latest edition of “Picture in Time” as we are off to Blackpool for some more views of the tramway as it was back then.

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In Pictures: More concrete poured at Wilko’s

In this article we take another trip up Talbot Road in Blackpool to the former Wilko’s site in front of Blackpool North Railway Station to see some more progress of the concrete pour with the track up to the scissors … Continue reading

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