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.
After leaving Manchester Square north we soon come to a crossover at Foxhall where trams from Rigby Road often cross to head south (or reverse from the south to return to depot). The next stop is then located just to the north of Central Pier with access across the tracks for road vehicles also available just before we come to the actual stop. Central Pier is the ninth stop going north on the Blackpool Tramway and for the first time southbound platforms can shelter against the elements! Both southbound and northbound platforms are pretty similar here with shelters, seats and information panels. For the first time since Pleasure Beach there is room for a footpath on the road side of the tram tracks so the southbound platform doesn’t need to act as the way through for pedestrians. The northbound stop also has a defibrillator.