Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours have now announced the full plan for Blackpool & Fleetwood Box 40’s Farewell Tour which takes place on Saturday 2nd March. As we have reported frequently over the past few weeks, 40’s loan spell in Blackpool is coming to and end this March with the tram initially heading off to Beamish before it then returns to Crich, it’s “home” tramway but one which it has seldom operated at.
The Farewell Tour will see 40 cover the entire length of the tramway and will take place between 1015 and 1750. Special tickets for the tour will be available on board the tram costing £20 for adults and £10 for children – this will cover either the whole tour or any part of with anyone wishing to join or alight being able to do so at any heritage tram stop as per the timetable.
Departing Hopton Road in front of Rigby Road Depot at 1015 the tram will then run as follows:
Hopton Road – Fleetwood Ferry – Starr Gate – Little Bispham via Bispham centre track – Pleasure Beach via Bispham Centre track – Fisherman’s Walk, Fleetwood via Thornton Gate centre track – North Pier (then using Tower crossover to turn) – Cleveleys – Cabin – Thornton Gate – North Pier (running to Foxhall crossover) – Fleetwood Ferry – Hopton Road
The tour is due to be back at depot at 1750.
With 40 having been in Blackpool since 1996 (with the exception of a short period in autumm 2014) this will be the last chance to enjoy a long tide on the tram on its spiritual home tramway for the foreseeable future and looks set to be an excellent day of varied operation and one not to miss!
The Box 40 Farewell Tour takes place on Saturday 2nd March. Full details of the timetable can be found on the Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours Facebook page.