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August 14, 2020

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July 31, 2020

Whilst Blackpool's Transport Department evaded (or avoided) the operation of trolleybuses it was in fact seriously considered during the 1930s and 1940s.  Ironically on both occasions the debate evolved around replacement of Marton's street running t...

July 30, 2020

Not only is a new chapter being written in Britain's engagement with rail travel with reversal of Beeching era closures - but also the elimination of carbon fuel motive power.   Scotland is taking the lead by announcing intention to decarbonise its e...

July 29, 2020

Government policies remain immune to the stresses of a pandemic inasmuch as future planning and adjustment to the status quo requires constant attention - and political decision making.  Perhaps not making front page headlines but just as important f...

July 27, 2020

There was a time when Whitegate Drive presented a continuous avenue of mature trees through which sleek quiet running trams accelerated between the frequent stops along this ever busy Marton service (frequency of 3 and 4 minutes).    Colin MacLeod ca...

July 23, 2020

 Northwest Connectivity in an earlier age :   Fast voyage from Fleetwood to Barrow  (with a full load it seems).   

There is a plentiful amount of news involving change both at national, regional and local level as we enter the sec...

July 20, 2020

A bright sunny day saw the tramway reopen last Sunday with familiar sights and sounds of Blackpool's Bombardier built trams running through to Fleetwood Ferry from Starr Gate.  A reduced frequency service having been introduced on July 19th which res...

July 18, 2020

This weekend sees Blackpool Transport bus services taking on Lancashire County Council authorised routes between Fleetwood and Preston Bus Station.  Services 74 and 75 from the centre of Fleetwood will each operate scheduled routes linking inland com...

July 15, 2020

The updated posting on British Trams Online of latest work  revealing a working example of English Electric rail coach 279 is a credit to the initiators and funders of this restoration project which fills a very large gap in the ranks of Blackpool's...

July 14, 2020

The Tees Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough is a marvellous working example of Edwardian era engineering still carrying out its transiting task six days a week. Its twin gantry towers carry an overhead span along which a series of suspension wires h...

July 13, 2020

Having travelled to Istanbul last year I have had at least the personal pleasure of seeing that city's daily life close up and of course its fascinating urban transport network.   In particular following on announcements made last week by Turkey's Go...

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