JOHN'S BLOG: TRAM TALK TODAY

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January 31, 2017

One of London's Routemasters now freshly out of Rigby Road Paintshop and resplendent in a rendition of original Tramways fleet colours.  John Woodman Archive

 A shoal of the RM replacements - 'Borismasters' heading towards Piccadilly Circus with their...

January 30, 2017

Another report today of a wheelchair user being refused space on a bus (not in Blackpool) ostensibly because the bus driver said he already had a baby buggy  on board is now leading to a further court case.   Blackpool has to have the largest concent...

January 29, 2017

Its quite some time since I last visited Sheffield and an opportunity presented itself 

today en route north on the M1 from Nottingham.   Sheffield's 'Supertram' is the second UK light rail system to appear after Manchester's pioneering line and has a...

January 28, 2017

An important milestone will be achieved within three months when Blackpool Transport Services take delivery of twenty five double deck buses from their manufacturer Alexander Dennis Ltd.     Joining the first ten examples delivered in  2016 this year...

January 27, 2017

A sign of the times at Blackpool North Station today with an impressive rake of contractor coaches and equipment required in the preliminary work to electrify the railway line to Preston.    Parked on the southern most track alongside Sainsbury's pet...

January 25, 2017

This week has seen remarkable changes to US Federal Government policies heralded in the months leading up to the US Election by Donald Trump intent on reversing America's industrial decline.   Summoning the chief executives of the US car industry to...

January 23, 2017

The Government Cabinet Meeting in Manchester today is symptomatic of heightened awareness of a strategic shift towards rebalancing the UK economy away from the dominating influence of the City of London and financial service sector in the capital. Th...

January 21, 2017

Retro branded Trident 332 hurries past the author along St Annes Road this week on 'Line' 7 to Cleveleys.   A smart looking bus especially without the advertising.

It seems like only last year when Blackpool Transport took delivery of the latest tranc...

January 19, 2017

 It all started with the Treaty of Rome :   Image : John Woodman

This week sees two parallel epoch changing events, with the UK Government laying out its position in removing this country from the stifling tentacles of a European organisation tha...

January 19, 2017

The landmark building which marks the tram stop at Bispham is now receiving attention following years of neglect after cessation of Blackpool Transport's use prior to the light rail upgrade work.  Since then it has been shuttered and left more or les...

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