Blackpool heritage trams join Facebook

A new, official Facebook page has been launched for Blackpool Transport’s heritage tram tours. Titled ‘Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours’ (hmm, that makes sense!) the page will provide information on the plans for upcoming operating dates for the fleet of heritage trams which have been amassed by the company, and will be updated by representatives of Blackpool Transport and the new charitable trust which is being set to look after the trams.

The page is expected to be used to provide details of upcoming events involving the heritage fleet, as well as news updates and information on which trams are planned to be in service ahead of the operating days. Although this information has usually been available beforehand on websites including British Trams Online, this is the first time that BTS themselves have posted such information online, and as such the new page is sure to become the first port of call for anyone planning a visit to Blackpool to sample the historic trams. As such, it can be considered the definitive source of such information.

The new page can be found at and can be viewed by anyone with an Internet connection, even if you do not have a Facebook account.

The first photo to appear on the new Facebook page was an absolute corker! Here, Boat 230 is seen at Starr Gate depot - the first time a member of this class had ever visited the new building. (Photo courtesy of Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours Facebook page)


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5 Responses to Blackpool heritage trams join Facebook

  1. Christopher says:

    Congratulations Blackpool Transport & Partners for giving the Heritage Trams a wider platform of what is free advertising platform and vital to attracting more support.

    Whilst these are challenging time financially and numerous challenges remain. A real feeling of optimism and energy emerging.

  2. Phill says:

    Perfect timing for 663 to post a no make up selfie?

  3. John West says:

    Looking at that picture of 230, i noticed it appears to be ‘sagging’ at either end! I know some of the balloons have suffered in varying degrees from this, but it’s the first time I’ve noticed it on a Boat!

  4. bryan lindop says:

    When we all reach 80, we might well develop a similar appearance. The old girl has drooped a little no doubt about it.

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