If you thought that you would have to wait until 2022 to able to sit on a tram in Talbot Square again – think again! It may not be the sort of tram we were expecting but new seating has recently been installed in the shape of Blackpool trams! Two seats are in place, one based on an OMO Car and one on a Brush Car!
Located outside the Counting House pub close to where the new one direction tramstop will be located when trams start running to Blackpool North Railway Station the new seats are a nice little addition to Blackpool giving another unique attraction for the town! We’ve reported on plenty of tram related things over the years but we reckon these are the first tram shaped seats we’ve seen!
The seats have been designed by artist Andy Hazell and are said to take inspiration from Blackpool’s tram heritage. Andy has designed four different seats with the other two set to be installed when the new interchange at North Station opens.