JOHN'S BLOG: TRAM TALK TODAY

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September 22, 2020

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April 14, 2017

 Whilst Blackpool may forevermore be distinguished by the centre entrance trams and buses which were introduced in the 1933s by its then new Manager, Walter Luff, and perpetuated with preserved and heritage trams running in 2017 - it was far from alo...

April 12, 2017

Blackpool's buses deserve another airing (publication wise) and the delivery of 25 new double deckers and the consequent withdrawal of many if not most of the second hand Trident type double deckers this past week has seen a big difference on the mai...

April 11, 2017

One of several distinctive Lancashire tram and bus operators in former times was Blackburn Corporation Transport.   The trams were finally replaced by buses in the aftermath of World War II as new buses became available from manufacturers and Blackbu...

April 9, 2017

The glistening lineup of Blackpool's new buses with matching images caught in the cab windscreen provide an impressive backdrop for the formal handover of twenty- five Alexander Dennis Enviro400 double deckers on April 9th.   BTS MD Jane Cole gives t...

April 9, 2017

There is no question that Manchester's city centre and commercial heart has been boosted by the extraordinary growth of the Metrolink network.   The second city centre crossing provides critical new capacity for the frequent peak hour tram services w...

April 7, 2017

Blackpool's bus fleet is set to show off its latest delivery of double deck vehicles already transforming the town's services in the silver and grey 'Palladium' brand adopted in 2016.  On Sunday April 9th a formal handover of twenty five buses to Bla...

Revamping the parking and pedestrian space along a section of Church Street this

week saw road surface being removed (or at least some top layers) to reveal the

distinctive railhead of the former busy Marton tram route.   Between the traffic lights at...

April 2, 2017

With the arrival of Spring even though it doesn't feel like it - both the swallows and the next FHLT Calendar herald another warmer season.    The 2018 Calendar will be on sale at the end of this month focussing on Blackpool trams which came through...

April 1, 2017

 Both Images :  John Woodman

The return to Rigby Road Tram Depot of yet another Blackpool exile in the form of Sunderland 101, or as it will no doubt be known Number 703 in future, prompts a brief look at this class of twenty seven trams delivere...

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