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

August 8, 2020

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May 31, 2019

The strategic value of waterfront properties in urban locations is fast gathering recognition in UK towns and cities.   Benefitting not just coastal resorts with leisure based economy.  Glasgow is the latest Authority to invest in strategic new regen...

May 29, 2019

Britain's railway privatisation rushed through in the dying stages of John Major's unlamented government - is now representative of all that is wrong with privatisation of national utilities under the Conservatives.   With possible exception of Chilt...

May 28, 2019

Blackpool Transport's relationship with its principal bus supplier - Alexander Dennis of Falkirk is now entering a new phase with the acquisition of ADL by Canadian group NFI Inc announced this week.  Blackpool Transport has transformed its fleet wit...

May 27, 2019

A brief visit to Crich over the holiday weekend coincided with a calendar special event for the museum.   Blackpool's Standard car 40 in immaculate red and cream colours was a popular ride for the many family visitors clutching children who needed es...

May 27, 2019

A rare visit to the UK's principal collection of trolleybuses at Sandtoft this past weekend warrants further glimpses of this noteworthy specialist transport museum.

The small town of Maidstone operated a compact system with conservative light brown l...

May 26, 2019

My travels this weekend brought me to Sandtoft in northeast Lincolnshire.  I finally had the chance to ride on a British trolleybus at the excellent museum tucked away near the M62.  There are just three places where you can actually see trolleybuses...

May 17, 2019

A quickie to remind readers (and others) that the title 'Municipal Transport Heyday' is now available through a reprint.   This covers the decade of the 1950s and Blackpool's transport in those busy years.

We will have reprint copies of 'Blackpoo...

May 16, 2019

A week today voters will go to a poll the Government, Labour, Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and sundry others never wanted nor envisaged.  The EU Parliamentary Election of 2019.   

The UK will vote for the very last time, regional represe...

May 15, 2019

With strong sunshine and an interlude between the two May Bank Holidays that bookend this month - work is ongoing to correct problems with the road surface that was undertaken with installation of new track on Talbot Road.

It would appear that the qua...

May 13, 2019

News over the weekend featured the latest all electric doubledeck buses being launched in London.   WrightBus of Northern Ireland following up on the successful and unique 'Borismaster' double deck design for London with several hundred examples trav...

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