and pier tramway
Blackpool trams have been
known the world over since their opening in 1885. Once the remaining heritage tramway in the UK,
the 17.7 km line has several expansion proposals, none of which are expected to come to fruition with a possible exception of a branch line into Blackpool Town Centre which gained capital allocation in 2013.. The
widely used system runs from Starr Gate to Fleetwood and recenty underwent major
rennovation which includes new low floor trams. An extension to Blackpool North Railway station has also been approved.
The line runs both on street and on it's own private right of way. It features an imaginitive potpourri of rolling stock such as the Trawler,
Some of the old trams were kicked out with no place to go. Blackpool Transport intimated that they are not in the museum business. If the offending trams were not removed, the company threatened to sell them off, perhaps for scrap. Sally Struthers is rumoured to be organizing a Save the Trams commercial, where individuals could adopt the trams by paying a monthly donation. In return, they would receive photos of the tram's rehabilitation progress and letters from the restoration committees.
Blackpool also sports a lesser know
Blackpool Tram Blog
page about the Blackpool/Fleetwood
Blackpool trams on Wordpress
Official Home Page - Metro Coastlines
Fylde Tramway Society
of the Blackpool tramway
Transport (fan page)
journey by Matthew Hall
One of Blackpool's trams, learning of it's upcoming eviction, decides to commit suicide by driving into the sea
Blackpool's new tram rolling stock has all the warmth of a rock.