After unveiling the new look of Centenary car 642 Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours have now announced that, subject to availability, the tram will be in use on the enhanced four-car service running between Pleasure Beach and Little Bispham on Sunday 19th August. This will be its first appearance in passenger service since January 2016, and the first chance to ride on it since its recent makeover.
As reported recently, 642 has received an amended version of its 1995 Travelcard livery complete with green and cream ends, featuring promotion for the heritage day tickets. The new look seems to have been well received and now the return to service of the car is eagerly awaited.
642 is also due to appear for a special Centenary car tour on Friday 24th August, to start off the Bank Holiday Gold weekend, and no doubt there will be plenty of further opportunities to enjoy this tram in operation for the rest of the year.