One of three tramways currently seeing construction works underway for a new line (Manchester Metrolink and West Midlands Metro the others) and the one which may see public services first is that for the Blackpool North station extension and good progress continues to be made on those parts of the line which can be attended to at this time. Peter Dockerty with the photos.
The official word remains that all construction will be completed by February 2019 and that the project is on target which would mean that trams will be running up Talbot Road from Easter 2019. However, at that point it is almost certain that Wilkinson’s will not have been demolished to allow the new terminus to be constructed which would mean a temporary terminus constructed. This would be at Ma Kelly’s with a trailing crossover but some reports are now suggesting there will be no temporary stop. We will have to wait over the next few months to see just what does happen.
* More photos from the construction work can be found on Flickr.