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

August 8, 2020

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May 29, 2016

British Trams Online carry a Memory Lane posting on Twin Set 677/687 referencing the disposition of the trailer unit which has been saved for preservation through the intervention of one private enthusiast with the practical  assistance of FHLT.   Tr...

May 27, 2016

A briefing this week by principals of public sector organisations embracing Blackpool Council, Fire, Education and Policing revealed the stark decisions being faced in the light of massive cuts by central Government.   While local authorities and pub...

May 27, 2016

I detected a shadow from the past with the return of David Cameron from Brussels claiming he had renegotiated a satisfactory settlement on Britain's relationship with and within the EU earlier this year.   A sense of grim accomplishment followed this...

May 26, 2016

Apologies for the apparent lapse in postings early this week, however some background nerds on the far side of the globe modified the formatting of the

server and our modest online offering had a hiccup.  Thankfully the matter has been sorted (not by...

May 22, 2016

Blackpool's transport scene is like no other.    One of the few remaining urban systems in the country which remains outside the grasping clutches of the corporate sector - and the only one to operate a 'light rail' service under municipal ownership....

May 21, 2016

Ever since the closure of Bispham's 1930's tram station structure for tram crews wanting a 'brew up' or checking in with a Duty Inspector - the building has been left uncared for and apparently unwanted.   Blackpool Council, which owns the station, h...

May 20, 2016

 Former Waiting Room with original woodframe and ticket office now closed of course - double red doors. 

Layton Railway Station provides a convenient intermediate stop for some trains (and more importantly passengers) between Poulton and Blackpoo...

May 19, 2016

The extended loan of the ADL Demonstrator large capacity single deck bus and its sustained trials on Service 5 this week may suggest second thoughts on further purchases of the Mercedes Citaro model in 2016.   For those with interest in such matters...

May 19, 2016

The impressive styling and smooth ride of the Mercedes Citaro buses which frequent Service 5 to Victoria Hospital and latterly on the 9 Service to Cleveleys may conceal faults which become apparent when examples are found with 'Not in Service' on the...

May 18, 2016

By way of token tram reference - an EU tram somewhere to the east - prize for guessing where !   Built under the communist regiment.


Just why there is a credible cause for the UK to renew its marriage with an institution that it exchanged vows with o...

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