JOHN'S BLOG: TRAM TALK TODAY

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Electric Buses - Part One

September 22, 2020

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July 6, 2019

Blackpool Transport was an original customer for the then newly created Leeds bus builder Optare way back in the 1980s ordering tranches of its early van like 'Metrorider' vehicles for town services.   These graduated in size, capacity and style to t...

July 4, 2019

The news today that the Mayor of Paris is banning ALL tour buses from operating within the capital, as well as placing a strict cap on motorcycle/scooter delivery operators is a welcome step for at least one European city.   It will be interesting to...

July 3, 2019

Well before the advent of global corporate suppliers of trams diverse systems evolved their own designs and fleets using local craftsmen and skills.   Glasgow springs to mind immediately with its distinctive Coronation cars of the 1930s, whilst dimin...

July 2, 2019

Blackpool's Trident / East Lancashire style buses are still with us to add colour if not charm to the town's bus scene in 2019.   Two of the former fleet are cascaded down to BTS Driver Training duties complete with the now standard Palladium brandin...

July 1, 2019

A bright but breezy resort found some interesting sights in the space of two hours on Sunday.   Firstly Fake Advertising for a promenade venue caught my attention :

Tram 001 promoting 'The Sands' venue on the Promenade and below the Sands Venue !

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