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December 4, 2019

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September 30, 2019

The statement by the Government and Chancellor this week of a funded trial conversion of an urban bus system to all electric vehicles might just favour Blackpool Transport's own strategy to go 'all electric'.    A £25 Million tranche of funding is be...

September 27, 2019

Our latest title in the series 'Municipal Transport' dealing with the 1960s is scheduled to be published at the end of October :   'Municipal Transport Rationalisation 1960 - 1969'.  Orders are being accepted through our Shop Page.

The delayed ti...

September 25, 2019

Launching briefly into a mini rant on the politics of this country - disturbing as they are for everyone, no matter their views on the  Brexit drama taking hold of Westminster - there is no question that the United Kingdom is presently in the grip of...

September 24, 2019

The Trustees and their supporting team of the  Fylde Transport Trust can be rightfully proud of seeing Standard Car 143 make its first appearance on the Promenade last night.  The sight of this open fronted reminder of Blackpool's tramway in the 1920...

September 23, 2019

The launch today of open balcony 'Standard' tramcar 143 resplendent in its as built 1924 appearance prompts a nostalgic trip back in time to a decade when electric trams dominated the resort's centre.   Municipal red and white lined out colours for b...

September 21, 2019

Blackpool's light rail service is the only operation of its kind in the UK devoid of real time tram arrival information on its station stops.   This omission is noticeable when something goes wrong on the tramway due to breakdown, accident or some ot...

September 20, 2019

The images of hundreds of thousands marching today to protest against despoilation of the earth's resources now bringing real threat to a global future - is a wakeup call to all politicians whatever the party label.  These are the voters influencing...

September 20, 2019

Next Monday evening, all being well the remarkable journey of former Blackpool Standard tram 143  will have completed its seemingly interminable programme of restoration begun earlier this century.  Standard Car 143 was a burnt shell of its final Eng...

September 17, 2019

As Blackpool's transport followers await the emergence of Standard Car 143 from its extended retro restoration now imminent an equally important moment is pending at the National Tramway Museum, Crich where final work is underway on returning LCC 1 t...

September 16, 2019

Driving behind a Blackpool bus can be a visually stimulating experience when it has been treated to a creatively designed rear side vinyl.   BTS have moved on from the neat well defined advertising panels on the back of the fleet to a full on layout...

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