JOHN'S BLOG: TRAM TALK TODAY

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November 29, 2016

One of the two 'Illuminated' Standard cars wending its way towards Talbot Square to take up service on the promenade.  This would have been the site for the briefly proposed Marton tram service terminus in town opposite St John's Church and outside t...

November 28, 2016

The San Francisco transit system found itself unable to issue tickets from the system wide network this past weekend.    Apparantly the electronic IT systems had been 'hacked' purportedly from Russia.   A ransom letter was sent to the MUNI management...

November 28, 2016

The 'Track Gang' working on one of several hundred rail joints needing their attention on a regular basis - year in and year out.  A  scene at Norbreck last week.

The small permanent way crew - now just seven strong on Blackpool Council Operation...

November 27, 2016

Ironically immediately in front of what was once Talbot Road Bus Station are the busiest bus stops in Blackpool.   Both inbound and outbound stops on Talbot Road at the 'Wilko' location see convergence of at least ten BTS Services at this point.

We sh...

November 25, 2016

At a Town Council Meeting this week it emerged that the Conservative Council Members now oppose the North Station tramway extension.  All except one of the Tory Councillors (Councillor Galley who is a Board Member of BTS) fell in line behind concerns...

November 24, 2016

Blackpool Transport are set to order a further twenty five new Enviro400 City buses from Alexander Dennis for delivery by Easter 2017.  This will allow withdrawal of the Trident models used on the 14 Service to Fleetwood.  These are easily detectable...

November 23, 2016

High winds and heavy rains marred work on removing the former Crossley's Bridge in recent days.  Drivers travelling north south in Blackpool have found alternative routes to avoid peak traffic queues but the alternatives are very few, Promenade and D...

November 19, 2016

Shocking firsthand accounts (and evidence) of failures in ensuring the safe operation of trams on the Croydon system continue to come to light after seven people lost their lives due to a tram being driven far in excess of the required speed limit in...

November 18, 2016

Above :  Not the Light Infantry but display of the Army's planned new tank - which will enter service in the next few years.   Salisbury and surrounding area will be the UK centre for armoured vehicle training.   

Announcements las...

November 16, 2016

The winter months allow Blackpool Transport and Blackpool Council's Operations staff to deal with infrastructural work on the track and overhead.  Not necessarily the best period of the year to spend time outside, but needs must.   

The...

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