JOHN'S BLOG: TRAM TALK TODAY

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September 29, 2018

Not since the immediate postwar period when the Marton tramway track was renewed to allow introduction of the famous 'Marton Vambac' cars with resilient wheels and smooth acceleration and braking - has Talbot Square seen new tram track construction....

September 26, 2018

What Birmingham can do with pink trams then Blackpool can do the same.   A 'pretty little thing' seen at Fleetwood Ferry terminus this week.  

A noteworthy feature of this wraparound sponsor design is the window glazing free of distract...

September 24, 2018

A weekend visit to Birmingham's Grand Central coincided with changes instigated today to the interim tram terminus which stands immediately outside the station (much like Blackpool North plans).    Expansion of the tram service from Wolverhampton int...

September 23, 2018

Today's Promenade closure to road traffic resulted in extended traffic snarls and frustrated drivers, not to mention passengers on Blackpool's buses.   A journey on the Number 1 Promenade Service saw a grotesque diversion off the Promenade in most of...

September 21, 2018

The realisation that Britain's train network doesn't work for the travelling public nor for taxpayers has finally dawned on Westminster.  Announcement this week of a review

of the entire structure concocted by the Major Government in its dyi...

September 21, 2018

Renewal of work at the top end of Talbot Road and the important road junction in front of the Wilko store has begun in earnest this past week.   The entire road surface and its underpinnings have been churned up with diggers across the Talbot and Dic...

September 16, 2018

Peter Watts - well known to Blackpool tram enthusiasts and provider of eminent retro destination blinds both on the Fylde coast and the Pacific coast sent a couple of images of his local tramway last week.  Peter lives in France where he runs his spe...

September 16, 2018

Once upon a time Talbot Square, Blackpool's civic centre was the focal point for tram services and main public space in front of the Town Hall.   No longer the case since 1962 when the last tram departed for Marton and the road layout given over to c...

September 13, 2018

Blackpool has an illustrious history of municipal transport going back to the 1890s' and one which continues into the present day through Blackpool Transport Services Ltd (BTS);  an arms length company in ownership of the town council (and Corporatio...

September 12, 2018

The final proofs required minor editing work which is still ongoing.   The book will be at the printer October 1st and we expect copies available within ten days thereafter.  For disappointed visitors to Blackpool over the past tram events - apologie...

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