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New Colours on the Prom - More

Thanks to James Murgatroyd for an enhanced colour correct image of Flexity 016 in its pink themed sponsor livery - shown off for the first time in service today :

and the John Woodman version below :

And now for something completely different on the promenade. A delightfully revamped Flexity believed to be 016 in the fleet but without a number present instead a sponsor 'Pretty Little Thing' whose design tastefully and carefully avoids any vinyl cladding over the doors and glazing on the tram. Actually a big improvement on the by now dour corporate style adopted by Blackpool Council (not Blackpool Transport) in 2011. First day out in service for this newly branded car. Just in time for the Illuminations.

Centenary 642 in its latest reincarnation promoting Blackpool heritage trams with a period 'Travel Card' banner and rehash of 1980s BTS fleet livery on the cab end sections

Below : Flat Front 718 in BTS / BCT green and cream branding shedding its passengers at North Pier on another heritage shuttle run today. This car features in the new title 'Broadway to Blackpool' a tale of centre entrance double deck trams due out in September from Rigby Road Publishing.

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