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

August 8, 2020

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July 29, 2016

Thanks to the  machinations of self serving City interests and behind the scene

Board tactics owning the British Home Stores business this once respected and reliable UK retailing giant is closing its doors.  For Blackpool this will leave a large gapi...

July 26, 2016

Forward contracts for capital spending involving imported equipment and rolling stock for Britain's railways and its light rail market cannot assume business as usual.  Whilst existing orders embedded in legal contracts and delivery agreements must n...

The post BTS saga of this Centenary car took another turn  with its departure from the Wyre Dock storage site of the FHLT.   Originally acquired by the Partington Family who own both Broadwater and Windy Harbour Caravan Parks Number 643 was uniquely...

July 25, 2016

 Mrs Woodman has to get in on the act.  A first day image for Blackpool's new generation of buses on the 9 Service.   Clifton Street is getting a makeover.

Monday 25th July saw the new ADL in their striking PALLADIUM branding begin to operat...

July 25, 2016

 A slightly different sight on Fleetwood's Lord Street and again at the Windmill en route to Layton.  Inaugural operation of the ADL fleet on Service 14.  

Sunday 24th July saw the first day of service of the ten strong tranche of ADL buses...

July 24, 2016

In a nice nod to heritage (on the bus side of things) BTS management saw to it that the final examples of this class of bus delivered in the previous century were given a last public airing before withdrawal this weekend.   The stylish vehicles deliv...

July 21, 2016

Blackpool Transport had reason to celebrate today as the company took formal delivery of ten new double deck buses built in Falkirk by Alexander Dennis Ltd. Lined up on the seafront resplendent in the new Palladium branding colours the ten Enviro400C...

July 20, 2016

The recent attention being given to Brush Car 636 in its test role for a leading UK energy storage technology company well away from Blackpool underlines the strong hold this particular class of Blackpool tram have on the heritage fraternity. So many...

July 19, 2016

Families and strollers head to the seafront from Blackpool North - this morning.

Like the rest of the UK Blackpool sweltered in abnormally high temperatures today. Reaching well into the 80s (old measure) the town enjoyed, if that is the right word, c...

July 17, 2016

The weather gave a warm welcome to the important Fleetwood Tram Sunday weekend drawing out huge crowds thronging the town's streets.   Much of the 'tram' part of this now long established festival is filled by special heritage tour trams running as f...

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