JOHN'S BLOG: TRAM TALK TODAY

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Change To Blackpool Transport's Heritage Tram Service - and much more

August 8, 2020

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July 18, 2020

This weekend sees Blackpool Transport bus services taking on Lancashire County Council authorised routes between Fleetwood and Preston Bus Station.  Services 74 and 75 from the centre of Fleetwood will each operate scheduled routes linking inland com...

July 15, 2020

The updated posting on British Trams Online of latest work  revealing a working example of English Electric rail coach 279 is a credit to the initiators and funders of this restoration project which fills a very large gap in the ranks of Blackpool's...

July 14, 2020

The Tees Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough is a marvellous working example of Edwardian era engineering still carrying out its transiting task six days a week. Its twin gantry towers carry an overhead span along which a series of suspension wires h...

July 13, 2020

Having travelled to Istanbul last year I have had at least the personal pleasure of seeing that city's daily life close up and of course its fascinating urban transport network.   In particular following on announcements made last week by Turkey's Go...

July 10, 2020

The pandemic is forcing transport operators to minimise interaction between staff and passengers especially in fare transactions.   Blackpool's tram operation is unfortunately well behind what is now acceptable practise on light rail systems in the U...

July 9, 2020

 The other side of the Atlantic - Fleetwood, PA and its Council Staff.  

In America's heartland the town of Fleetwood is twinned with its English counterpart on the Lancashire coast.   It proudly displays this transatlantic link in its offic...

July 7, 2020

Blackpool's strategy to replace its existing bus fleet with all electric models with the potential for expansion of its light rail / tram network in the coming decade has just been reinforced by the announcement by the newest UK 'unicorn' startup com...

July 4, 2020

The announcement by Berlin's transport operator, BVG, that it is renaming a U Bahn station in the city to reflect prevailing awareness of racial discrimination in the United States opens wide retrospective political correctness.  Moerenstrasse statio...

July 1, 2020

Blackpool's trams will reappear in service from Sunday July 19th with service frequency up to twenty minutes and last trams running at 1930.    Changes to fare payment are being advised but with no details;  while seating is being adjusted possibly s...

June 25, 2020

The stringent restrictions on venues, events and travel mean that once familiar displays and exhibitions of transport themes are missing from our calendars in 2020.   Even Blackpool's tram service in its entirety has been 'suspended for the duration'...

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