Category Archives: Blackpool Tramway

Out and About: Driver Training in Blackpool

We’ve all heard about driver shortages affecting services on the Blackpool Tramway this year and in order to combat these there have been regular driver training cars out on the line as we see in this latest edition of “Out … Continue reading

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15 Years Apart: Blackpool Boat 227/602

In today’s edition of “15 Years Apart” we return to Blackpool as we take a look at a tram which has not only changed livery but also fleet number between 2006 and 2021!

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Another car ends up on the tramway in Blackpool

Monday 29th November saw another car crash through the concrete barriers protecting the tramway in Blackpool – although fortunately there were no injuries reported with the Ambulance service not being requested to attend the incident.

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Voting now open for Tram of the Year!

After the two weeks nomination period you can now start to vote in the British Trams Online Tram of the Year 2021! We will be looking to crown all four categories: Tram (Traditional), Tram (Modern), Tramway and Event of the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blackpool Flexity2 017 fitted with cameras

A bit of news to report from Blackpool on the Flexity2 trams is that 017 (one of the two add-ons to the original fleet of 16 Bombardier built trams) has recently received a set of cameras in the cabs. These … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Frog leaps in at Talbot Square as more wiring takes place at Wilko’s

As we’ve been bringing you regular updates from the construction work  in Blackpool along Talbot Road to Blackpool North Railway Station over the past few months we have mentioned on several occasions that there was still a frog to be … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Jubilee 762

This week our Blackpool edition of “Picture in Time” is heading back to August 2007 where we take a look at one of the brighter all over adverts seen on the Blackpool Tramway during this period.

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15 Years Apart: Blackpool Brush 631

In this edition of our “Then and Now” series “15 Years Apart” we return to Blackpool for a look at one of the trams which is now part of the Heritage Fleet.

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Cut price return tickets available to Blackpool Town Centre

From now until the start of January Blackpool Transport are offering anyone travelling on their trams and buses into Blackpool Town Centre a special reduced price return ticket for just £2.50. The tickets must be purchased through the Blackpool Transport … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Single-line working in Blackpool

As we’ve mentioned in passing several times over the past week or so, welding work in Blackpool at North Pier has meant that single-line working has been scheduled to take place on the section of tramway between North Pier and … Continue reading

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15 Years Apart: Blackpool Rebuilt Balloon 707

Its British Trams Online Anniversary Month! That’s right 1st December 2021 marks 19 years since this website launched on the internet and as we have done over the past few years that means during December we will be bringing you … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Trams resume normal service in Blackpool

Tuesday 30th November has seen a normal tram service resume in Blackpool after they were given permission to proceed past the Metropole Hotel following the structural damage it suffered during Storm Arwen over the weekend.

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In Pictures: Delays continue on Tyne & Wear Metro and in Blackpool

Storm Arwen may now have blown away but its after effects are still being felt with both the Tyne and Wear Metro and Blackpool Tramway in particular seeing ongoing disruption as at the evening of Monday 29th November. Whilst things … Continue reading

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Man taken to hospital after being hit by tram at Little Bispham

A man in his 60s was taken to hospital on Thursday 25th November after being hit by a tram on the Blackpool Tramway at Little Bispham. The incident occurred at around 1820 with tram services being suspended until approximately 2200 … Continue reading

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Storm Arwen causes major disruption across the north of the UK

The first major weather related disruption of the autumn/winter 2021/2 period has now happened with Storm Arwen causing major issues for several light rail and tram systems in the north of the UK – the Tyne and Wear Metro seeing … Continue reading

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Temporary revised timetable from 29th November on Blackpool Tramway

Tram services on the Blackpool Tramway will operate to a revised timetable for up to six days from Monday 29th November – but this has nothing to do with the continued staff shortages and regular service cancellations as there is … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Pantograph fitted to cherry picker in Talbot Square

The Blackpool Tramway extension along Talbot Road to Blackpool North Railway Station is now at a stage where although there is work continuing to take place its not obviously apparent as a lot of it is checking of overhead alignments … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Back to Talbot Square for Blackpool Tramway extension works

After all the excitement last week of the major overhead wire installation along the length of Talbot Road and into the old Wilko’s site, this week has been altogether quieter on the construction front although from the location of the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Balloon 723 goes on The Magical Express Tour

New adverts always used to be part and parcel of the Blackpool Tramway as each year we waited with anticipation to see which trams would get new designs. But with the advent of the upgraded tramway new adverts started to … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Overhead goes up along Talbot Road

From tiny steps to giant leaps in no time at all – that seems to have been the story of the construction works in Blackpool for the extension along Talbot Road since it began and today we report on a … Continue reading

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