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

August 8, 2020

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October 31, 2017

Whilst final legals have to be ticked the decision to proceed with immediate infrastructure work following the last night of the Lights has been taken by Blackpool Council.   Ironically it was successive last night of the Lights way back in the early...

October 29, 2017

As already noted on this blog - the overhead electrification work along the railway line linking Preston with Blackpool is well underway.  In fact there are just under two weeks left before the entire line is shut down to regular passenger trains to...

October 27, 2017

Transport enthusiasts with interest in Blackpool's transport history will be pleased to know that the new title 'Municipal Transport Heyday' is with the printer and will be available to pre-paid orders from week of November 6th.  All orders received...

October 26, 2017

As previously referenced Blackpool Transport has not only to deal with idiot vehicle drivers crashing their vehicles into walls, houses and on to tram tracks - but also the lamentable social breakdown prevalent in today's society.  The new buses whic...

October 25, 2017

The assembling of materials and road signs at Talbot Square together with removal of a pedestrian crossing refuge on Talbot Road are harbingers of pending work to be implemented as soon as this year's Illuminations are dimmed.  Extensive traffic dive...

October 21, 2017

As luck would have it a chance encounter at the North Pier Tram (and Bus) Stop found BTS Demonstrator SN66 WLK waiting to load heading north.  Before the atrocious rain and wind reached the Fylde coast I took the opportunity to board for a journey to...

October 20, 2017

            The Borough of Fleetwood, PA       -     Twinned with Fleetwood, Lancashire

Home of the Fleetwood Metal Auto Body Company 1909 - 1931 > Fisher Body, General Motors Corporation, De...

October 19, 2017

 Trains or Trams Heading Back to Wyre Dock ?  

October 18, 2017

As the end of Blackpool's 2017 season looms in early November, preparatory work is well advanced on the transport front to take benefit of 'downtime' in the annual calendar.   Blackpool North Station's platforms have been reduced to four with groundw...

October 17, 2017

 A succession of operators traversing the tram tracks at Cleveleys in quick succession.  Sorry - no trams.   Taken Monday this week along with the BTS ADL Demonstrator - see previous Blog.   Bus enthusiasts will know the types and numbers....

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