It appears that the future for Blackpool Transport’s B fleet Balloons may be a bit brighter as after last weekend’s usage of three of the sub-class they were back out again over the weekend of Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th June. Once again they were running top deck closed as they only had one conductor assigned but it is still a positive step for these trams which have rarely been used for their intended purpose.
Saturday 19th June was a far quieter day in Blackpool than the previous weekend (thanks in no small part to a complete about turn in the weather!) but 707, 711 and 718 were all diagrammed for specials again. They were on specials calling at the platforms with most journeys running between Little Bispham/Bispham and Pleasure Beach/Starr Gate. The same threesome then made appearances the next day.