As part of the continuing tweaking and addition of new events on Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours 2019 will see the launch of The Transport Tour using not only a tram but also a heritage bus for a return trip to Fleetwood. A taster tour will be running on Saturday 25th May with Standard 147 joined by an Open Top Leyland Olympian (Atlantean 864 will substitute in wet weather).
This tour will leave North Pier/Tower at 1500 with a return from Fleetwood at approximately 1550. Passengers can either travel to Fleetwood by tram and back by bus or travel north on the bus and back to North Pier by tram – the choice will be yours!
Normal Heritage Travelcards aren’t valid on this tour but if you do have one you can get a discount on the standard fare. The fare for travelling on the tour is the same as any normal round-trip between North Pier and Fleetwood at £5.50 for adults and £3 for children. Holders of Heritage Travelcards can travel for just £2 (adults) and £1 (children). All tickets can be purchased on board the tram or bus.
This is just a taster for this new offering with further trips planned for later in the year. The weekend also sees the latest Gold weekend of heritage tram operation with six trams scheduled to be in service on each day of the three day Bank Holiday weekend plus a four tram service on the preceding Friday (24th May).