JOHN'S BLOG: TRAM TALK TODAY

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March 15, 2020

The dominant news this month is the invasive virus now affecting all our lives.  No country or location is immune to the dangers of this infection emanating from China.  Only now is the UK government fully awake to the dangers and untold consequences...

March 11, 2020

As Blackpool grapples with the slow drawn out process of redeveloping the original site of the Talbot Road Railway Station later known as Blackpool North - in Birmingham a brand new railway terminal is being created at Curzon Street.   This will prov...

March 7, 2020

No not the New Zealand dock area regeneration scheme complete with vintage tramway - but the one in the north east in County Durham.   A lively article in today's Telegraph records the effort underway to reverse half a century of transport blight cau...

March 4, 2020

Readers motivated by Blackpool's municipal bus history will be pleased to hear that work on the commemorative tome covering one hundred years of the town's bus services and vehicles is actually underway.   Whilst much has been written about the trams...

March 3, 2020

Even casual observers will notice the incremental changes to once familiar locations where our trams and buses ply their trade.   A big change is looming with demolition of the concrete blot on the town landscape on the site of the original North Sta...

March 1, 2020

A red letter day for Blackpool rail passengers as well as countless tens of thousands having to use the northwest's railways.    The German operator of Northern Rail as it is known has been removed from its 'tenancy' of this rail franchise and replac...

February 26, 2020

For those diligent readers of this Blog remarking on the absence of postings of late a brief word of advice this week.   We have been in the process of relocating our work environment to new premises sited in our back garden !   This has caused not i...

February 11, 2020

Wright Bus of Northern Ireland tempted Blackpool Transport with their latest model a few years ago - it was seen as a demonstrator on the Promenade 1 service in 2016.

 Impressive in its own way but lacking the classy look of ADL's products and the Pal...

February 10, 2020

The National Railway Museum is full of amazing material and rolling stock highlights of former times on Britain's railways.  Fleetwood's past manages to have several items on display if you carefully search for them.

 An early product of the L&Y...

February 6, 2020

Government announcement this week of a £50M grant fund towards the UK's first all-electric bus fleet is a sure sign that Blackpool Transport's strategic plans to replace its existing buses with all-electric vehicles on a phased basis - is already ahe...

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