Category Archives: Blackpool Tramway

Stop by Stop Blackpool Tramway: Fleetwood Ferry

And we finally come to the northern outpost of the Blackpool Tramway at Fleetwood Ferry as we come to the end of this series of “Stop by Stop”.

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Real Ale Tour is the latest themed tour to launch in Blackpool

You will soon be able to enjoy two bottles of local craft ale on board a Blackpool tram with the launch of Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours Real Ale Tour. Due to run for the first time on Saturday 4th June … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blackpool Tramway celebrates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

It probably hasn’t escaped your notice but at the start of June there is an extra Bank Holiday as the country celebrates the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This rare (its almost impossible that anyone reading this … Continue reading

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Out and About: Easter trams in Blackpool

We head back to Blackpool for this latest edition of “Out and About” as we see trams waiting at North Pier and Tower between tour duties over the Easter weekend.

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In Pictures: Back to school with Blackpool Trailer 687

August 2021 saw a Blackpool tram go to school with orphaned Twin Car Trailer 687 (T7 in old money) acquired by Rossall School and moved there from Wyre Dock where it had been stored under the ownership of the Fleetwood … Continue reading

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Stop by Stop Blackpool Tramway: Victoria Street

Are we nearly there yet?! Yes we are! Today “Stop by Stop” comes to the penultimate stop on the Blackpool Tramway at Victoria Street.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Western Train & Frigate

Its not really heading back into the archives very far for this edition of “Picture in Time” but it’s a nice photo so any old excuse to show it!

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In Pictures: May Vintage Weekend in Blackpool

The second event weekend of 2022 in Blackpool took place over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend from Saturday 30th April to Monday 2nd May. As we previewed just before the weekend, the Vintage Weekend saw the return of hop-on, … Continue reading

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Stop by Stop Blackpool Tramway: London Street

And so we reach true on-street running as our trip north on the Blackpool Tramway continues.

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Tram allocations announced for Blackpool’s Vintage Weekend

Blackpool Heritage Tram Tour’s second Vintage Weekend of 2022 takes place from Saturday 30th April until Monday 2nd May and the tram allocations for the hop-on, hop-off tours have now been announced. The trams chosen are mostly as you would … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloons 703 & 712

In this edition of “Picture in Time” we head to Blackpool again with an image which just says Blackpool all over it – trams and the Tower what more is there to say!

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In Pictures: Road-Rail Works Vehicle out on the Blackpool Tramway

The Blackpool Tramway has always had a varied works car fleet. In the earlier days of the tramway many of the works fleet were converted withdrawn passenger trams but as technology has developed there has been a bigger reliance on … Continue reading

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Stop by Stop Blackpool Tramway: Fisherman’s Walk

Today in “Stop by Stop” we come to the last stop before entering Fleetwood Town Centre at Fisherman’s Walk.

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Blackpool Transport launch Flexi10 ticket

As hybrid working starts to be fully implemented in many businesses across the UK the traditional season tickets have started to become less useful for commuters with transport companies having to look at introducing new more innovative ticketing options. As … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Brush 622

This time in “Picture in Time” we return to Blackpool in September 1976 for another shot in the excellent selection of photos shared with us by Donald Brooks. This time around we remain in Fleetwood and it’s a Tigeriffic image!

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In Pictures: Halle 902 finally leaves Blackpool

There can’t have been many trams to have stayed for a period in Blackpool and never operated but that small list has been expanded with the departure of Halle 902 leaving for pastures new after an almost four year period … Continue reading

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Blackpool’s themed tours start up again

Blackpool Heritage Tours Promenade and Coastal Tours may have been trundling up and down the tramway since early January but this month has also seen the return of some of their popular themed tours. Fish and Chip tours, Ghost Trams … Continue reading

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Details announced for Blackpool’s next special event weekend

Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours will be back this forthcoming May Day Bank Holiday weekend with another special event taking place over all three days between Saturday 30th April and Monday 2nd May. Again being marketed under the “Vintage Weekend” banner … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2022!

Easter was traditionally the start of the operating season for heritage trams, and whilst that has changed in recent years with all year round operation at some lines in the UK it seems that it marks a good starting point … Continue reading

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Stop by Stop Blackpool Tramway: Stanley Road

On we go with “Stop by Stop” as we carry on towards Fleetwood.

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