Category Archives: Blackpool Tramway

Lockdown Walks: Blackpool 715

Today “Lockdown Walks” is going heritage as we’re off to the seaside!

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In Pictures: Latest from the overhead installation in Blackpool

The steady progress of the overhead installation on the tramway extension in Blackpool has been continuing over the past few days. The project remains concentrated at the Prom end of the line and recent work has included moving the wires … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Another wiring and track update from the Blackpool Tramway extension

By this time next year we will all hopefully be able to enjoy a ride on a tram up to Blackpool North Railway Station with the tramway extension currently slated for an opening in early 2022. Before that can happen … Continue reading

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Update – Current services on public transport systems across the British Isles

With the latest easing of restrictions taking place in England from today (Monday 19th July) which has seen the removal of the legal requirements for wearing face masks and to maintain social distancing – although still highly recommended in most … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Work carries on at Wilko’s

With there now being two main worksites for the Blackpool Tramway extension up Talbot Road (down at Talbot Square with overhead being installed and up at Wilko’s where track is being put down) it has become a hive of activity … Continue reading

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£56 million more committed by government to support English light rail

The Department for Transport have announced a further £56 million worth of funding for tram and light rail systems in England (outside of London) to help the operators continue to operate services as restrictions start to be eased across the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Overhead update in Blackpool

We have now entered the second of four weeks which were originally scheduled for the installation of overhead wires along the route of the tramway extension along Talbot Road in Blackpool and the progress being made continues to be at … Continue reading

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Legal COVID restrictions set to change from 19th July

You will probably have heard in the news that Monday 19th July has been dubbed “freedom day” (even though its not really) and most legal restrictions introduced earlier in the pandemic. Although legally things such as the wearing of face … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More span wires in Blackpool

The very slow and steady pace of the overhead installation in Blackpool is continuing for the Blackpool North Railway Station extension. To recap the overhead installation recommenced on Monday 5th July and is taking place overnight to minimise disruption. So … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Update from the overhead work in Blackpool

With tracklaying at the old Wilko’s site having come to a temporary stop (with more of the track base now needed to be out down before further track towards the terminus is laid) the main focus of our Blackpool construction … Continue reading

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More frequent tram services in Blackpool from 11th July

Trams will be running more frequently on the Blackpool Tramway from Sunday 11th July in the latest timetable change as a more usual summer service resumes. Exact details of the timetable haven’t yet been revealed but it would seem there … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Overhead installation resumes on Talbot Road

Over the past few weeks a lot of our attention on the Blackpool Tramway extension up Talbot Road to Blackpool North Railway Station has been on the former Wilko’s site where track has finally start to be laid but the … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2021!

We take another look at which heritage trams have run so far in 2021 – either in passenger service or other public use (such as tram driving experiences). As always this is what we understand to be the complete picture … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Platform repairs at North Pier

Over the past couple of weeks the southbound stop at North Pier on the Blackpool Tramway has been seeing some work which has meant part of the platform has been closed off. With a different part of the platform being … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 3rd July 2021

It’s another double-helping of photos this week:

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In Pictures: More track down in Blackpool

Work to lay the tracks to the Blackpool North Railway Station tramway extension terminus are continuing at a good pace as they gradually make their way to the edge of the worksite once occupied by the Wilko’s store. They have … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More tracklaying at Wilko’s

Its another day and another day of progress with the installation of track towards the new tram terminus on the Blackpool Tramway! Following on from yesterday’s look at the first sections of track being laid on the track base we … Continue reading

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In Pictures: First track laid at Wilko’s

We’ve been building up to this day for the past few weeks but Wednesday 30th June has seen the first track being laid at the former Wilko’s site in Blackpool as the time that we can all enjoy a tram … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Track gets ready to be laid at Wilko’s

Last time we took a look at construction progress at the former Wilko’s site in Blackpool, which will become the UK’s newest tram terminus (when it opens in 2022), we saw the first signs of the concrete track base being … Continue reading

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English Light Rail journeys for 2020/21 see dramatic fall

In possibly not the most shocking news of the year the latest light rail data released for the Department for Transport has shown a drastic fall in passenger journeys with an overall decrease of 69% ranging from 57.4% on London … Continue reading

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