JOHN'S BLOG: TRAM TALK TODAY

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January 14, 2018

The Great North Rail Project team are working day and night to ensure completion of the electrification and upgrade of the railway between Preston and Blackpool North.  Substantial evidence of this is in public view at Blackpool North where realignme...

January 13, 2018

Work is commencing on visitor and leisure analysis for the proposed redevelopment at Wyre Dock described elsewhere on this site and www.wyredock.com.    The team carrying out this initiative jointly funded by ABP and Wyre Dock Development Ltd. arrive...

January 12, 2018

Given that work has started on the next Rigby Road title - this time dealing with a sequencing of bus types through the years operated by Blackpool's tramway/transport system from 1921 to the present day - a few scenes taken at random today of the cu...

January 12, 2018

The Blackpool bus shelter saga hasn't gone away.    Despite annual revenue of £300.000 upwards from the advertising contracts on both bus and tram shelters which accrue directly to the Council coffers, little if any of this revenue would seem to be u...

January 9, 2018

Preston doesn't appear normally in the columns devoted to tram matters.   PrestonBus is familiar sight in Blackpool these days in similar fashion to Blackpool Transport's Palladium colours now a frequent sight in Preston (and Kirkham) on rail replace...

January 8, 2018

Now that the New Year's festivities are over it is time to recommence preparatory work on the tramway extension to Blackpool North.  January 8th saw a fresh set of road diversions springing up around the town centre as traffic was banished from Talbo...

January 4, 2018

Pity the poor students attending Blackpool & The Fylde College at the main Bispham campus having to wait to catch a bus home.   Directly opposite the College's main entrance is a ravaged excuse for a bus shelter providing little or no protection from...

January 3, 2018

2017 commemorates the centenary and founding of the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) predecessor of the Royal Air Force.   World War One saw the emergence of aircraft as an important arm of military strategy - in particular in observation of ground positions...

January 2, 2018

Warbreck Ward boasts? one of the worst bus shelters on the Fylde coast.  Found on Warbreck Hill Road inbound this abysmal structure passed its sell by date years ago and is quite evidently an orphan child of the Council's street furniture team.  The...

January 2, 2018

Whilst Council-owned Blackpool Transport Services Ltd. goes to extra lengths to promote exemplary bus design and services to the Fylde coast community - the absolutely deplorable state of Blackpool's bus shelters within the Unitary Authority deserve...

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