Category Archives: Blackpool Tramway

Blackpool Tramway suspended north of Thornton Gate after collision with van

Services on the Blackpool Tramway were suspended between Thornton Gate and Fleetwood Ferry for a time on the morning of Tuesday 11th May after a van and tram collided close to the stop at Rossall Square. The collision happened shortly … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blackpool 007 returns to action

We reported last week after 001’s return to service in Blackpool after a short period out as it received attention at Starr Gate Depot and the fleet of Flexity2 trams available for use ahead of a timetable improvement has also … Continue reading

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Update – Current services on operating systems across the British Isles

As restrictions continue to be eased we thought it was time to bring another summary of what services are being operated on tram and light rail systems across the British Isles. This is just the “public service” systems and doesn’t … Continue reading

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More trams to run in Blackpool from 16th May

Almost as soon as we put one article up saying surely tram services will increase frequency in Blackpool as restrictions are continued to be eased then we have to write another saying exactly that! Sunday 16th May – the day … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 001 back in service in Blackpool

With the Blackpool Tramway continuing to run at a reduced frequency – a frequency which will presumably increase as we enter the summer and the expected continued easing of restrictions – the full fleet of 18 Flexity2 trams has not … Continue reading

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Trams in Video: Blackpool Tramway 6th November 2011

6th November 2011 was the very last night of the traditional Blackpool Tramway and this video includes footage from that day. In this short video we take a look at some of those last trams running back to Rigby Road … Continue reading

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Updated list of Heritage Tramways planned operation for 2021

This is the latest list of when you can enjoy a ride on a heritage tram across the British Isles in 2021. Updated up to and including Monday 26th April this list only includes those tramways which have announced an … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Another update from Wilko’s

After a period when it was difficult to see the progress being made on the future site of the Blackpool North Railway Station extension terminus the past few weeks have again shown tangible change. In this latest update we see … Continue reading

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Trams in Video: Blackpool Tramway 2011

In 2011 the traditional Blackpool Tramway ran for the last time with it closing for the winter to allow the completion of the major upgrade to allow modern light rail vehicles to operate the day to day service. Whilst there … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Back to Wilko’s as more work takes place

One day soon we’re sure we will stop describing the site on Talbot Road where the tram terminus of the Blackpool North extension will be built as the old Wilko’s store but that day isn’t today! We have another short … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Work continues on the old Wilko’s site

Preparation work on the site once occupied by the Wilko’s store on Talbot Road, Blackpool has been continuing in recent weeks. As we’ve reported many times over the past couple of years this site will become the location of the … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 10th April 2021

This week we have a double helping of photos as we look into the Blackpool archives and go more up-to-date on Manchester Metrolink:

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Stop by Stop Blackpool Tramway: North Pier

We come to the end of our first section of a journey north on the Blackpool Tramway today as “Stop by Stop” reaches North Pier.

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Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours to resume from Saturday 29th May

The latest heritage tramway to confirm their reopening plans for the 2021 season is Blackpool’s Heritage Tram Tours with the first public heritage trams scheduled to run on Saturday 29th May and then on selected dates for the rest of … Continue reading

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Stop by Stop Blackpool Tramway: Tower

This edition of “Stop by Stop” sees our northbound journey on the Blackpool Tramway reach the busy stop at Tower.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 713

The summer of 1976 is well known as being a warm one and this latest edition of “Picture in Time” illustrates that was still the case in early September.

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Trams in Video: Blackpool’s Flexity2 trams

We’ve now become very used to the Bombardier built Flexity2 trams running along Blackpool Promenade but there was a time not too long ago when they were new and in this edition of “Trams in Video” we see the launch … Continue reading

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Stop by Stop Blackpool Tramway: Central Pier

We continue our way north on the Blackpool Tramway in this edition of “Stop by Stop” as we reach the second of the Pier stops.

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In Pictures: A refurbished Unimog for Blackpool

Most of our attention in Blackpool recently may have concentrated on the trackworks as well as exciting news about trams on the road to their return but another development recently has seen the Unimog undergo a refurbishment and repaint.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Brush 636

Today “Picture in Time” is again looking at a photo taken in early September 1976 as we return to Blackpool once more.

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