In Pictures: More trackworks at North Pier equals single-line working

Single line-working between North Pier and Cabin has resumed this week as further trackworks take place at North Pier on the points leading into Talbot Square and the Blackpool North Railway Station extension. The work – and service change – is due to take place between Tuesday and Thursday this week, although, as has been the case throughout this work, that is subject to late change.

With the points being worked on trams are unable to use the southbound track between North Pier and Cabin so all trams – in both directions – use the northbound track in both directions. As you may have noticed in the comments section of this website the description of the works on the Blackpool Transport website are confused at best as it states that it the southbound track which is open and also fails to mention that Cliffs Hotel is also affected.

Works are due to take place between 0800 and 1600 each day with trams before and after this time able to run as normal. A special 20 minute frequency timetable is in operation.

With barriers surrounding the worksite the work crew are involved in welding of the points.

Another view of the trackworks at North Pier.

017 is off south through Pleasant Street on the northbound track. The plastic barrier stands on the southbound track. (All Photographs by Tony Armitage, 14th December 2021)

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