The plans for a Visitor Centre at Rigby Road Depot in Blackpool are continuing to progress and we have a name for the attraction – Tramtown. The new name was unveiled during the Anniversary Weekend events in Blackpool on Saturday 25th September with the first of a new series of behind-the-scenes tours taking place on both days of the weekend. These tours will continue on Wednesdays for the rest of the year (up to and including 15th December) giving a glimpse of the past as well hearing about future plans for the Visitor Centre.
We’ve reported fairly recently on Blackpool Transport’s plans for a Visitor Centre at Rigby Road so we won’t go into too much detail again (not that too much detail is known yet as it is still in the early stages of planning) but the long-term plan is that Rigby Road tram sheds are converted from a dilapidated tram depot into a state of the art Visitor Centre. It will be both the home to the operational trams and others and will help to tell the story of the history of trams in Blackpool allowing residents and visitors alike to find out more.
Depot Tours are now available for booking every Wednesday between now and 15th December 2021. Taking place at either 1100 or 1300 on each date they are led by two guides and allow you to see behind the gates of Tram Town. Costing £5 for adults and £2.50 for children all the money raised will go towards the depot restoration project.
- You can book your place online through Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours booking agent.