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 ride to and from Blackpool North Railway Station draws ever closer! Tony Armitage captured the images of the first track being installed.
Since the old Wilko’s building started to be demolished during late 2020 we have featured the progress of the work on a regular basis and given plenty of updates as to what is happening. Since the old building was demolished at the tail end of last year there has been much work ongoing in preparing the site for its new purpose which will see not only a new tram terminus (and associated trackwork) but also a hotel and restaurant complex as well. With the framework of the first building having also recently started to go up attention has now turned to laying the track with the concrete track base having been put down over the past week.