TRAM 710


  • As the only ‘Balloon’ car retaining the short lived ‘Metro Coastline’ livery the Trust intends for 710 to retain this style when it is repainted for display

  • One end of the tram however is likely to be returned to the fleet livery used during the Coronation Street episode in which 710 played a prominent role.


  • Number 710 was built in 1934, an open top streamline double deck car then 247 in Blackpool’s original tram fleet

  • During the Second World War, this and the other twelve examples of the type, it was fully enclosed for extra all year capacity.

  • It remained in regular service following successive overhauls which included the installation of single indicator boxes at each end.

  • 710 ‘starred’ in the famous Coronation Street episode involving the demise of Alan Bradley - the tram involved in the ‘fatal accident’ during a chase sequence

  • In 2004 the tram was repainted in an experimental ‘Metro Coastlines’ colour scheme of purple and yellow. This became the subject of a model produced by Corgi.

  • Subsequently withdrawn in 2006 retaining its new colour scheme it was purchased by Frank Heald, of VoiteQ Ltd, for future display in Fleetwood

  • 710 was brought to Fleetwood as a special display on ‘Tram Sunday. Since been stored by the Trust at Wyre Dock.

Working to conserve for display, trams and artefacts of the longstanding coastal tramway serving Blackpool, Thornton Cleveleys and Fleetwood.


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