In Preview: August Bank Holiday Gold, Blackpool

Its another Bank Holiday this weekend which can mean only one thing – another Gold weekend in Blackpool! With the previously announced Centenary Car tour on Friday 24th August kicking things off there will then be three days of intensive heritage tram tours between Pleasure Beach and Fleetwood Ferry which will now be unaffected by a Prom closure after the cancellation of the planned concerts on the Tower Headland.

The usual six tram service will run over all three days of the weekend with the Saturday and Sunday set to see a seventh tram on Prom specials, with Boat 600 due to be in use subject to weather and availability – fulfilling the role it used to in days gone by during peak season.

Friday 24th August

Centenary Tram Tour

Using Centenary Cars 642 and 648 the two trams will perform a number of trips along the tramway leaving Hopton Road at 1612 (642) and 1615 (648) with the trams due back after an evenings fun on Hopton Road at 2107 (642) and 2110 (648). Standard heritage day tickets are the only fares valid on this tour.

The full timetable can be viewed on the Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours Facebook page.

Saturday 25th August

Standard Gold timetable will be in operation offering journeys between Pleasure Beach and Fleetwood Ferry (and various points in between!) from 0942 to 1755). The timetable can be viewed on the Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours Facebook page.

Trams in service

A – Balloon 723

B – Centenary 642

C – Box 40

D – Standard 147

E – Balloon 715

F – Railcoach 680

Special – Boat 600

Sunday 26th August

The standard Gold timetable will again be in use. The timetable can be viewed on the Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours Facebook page.

Trams in service

A – Centenary 642

B – Centenary 648

C – Brush 621

D – Balloon 701

E – Balloon 717

F – Bolton 66

Special – Boat 600

Monday 27th August

Once again the Gold timetable will be in action. The full timetable can be viewed on the Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours Facebook page.

Trams in service

A – Balloon 700

B – Balloon 715

C – Balloon 701

D – Brush 631

E – Boat 600

F – Centenary 642

On each day Balloon 719 will also be stationed at North Pier/Tower selling souvenirs.

Up-to-date information on tram allocations will be added to the Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours Facebook page.

 

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