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Blackpool Transport Website and App

Blackpool Transport released a new website and an app on April 18th.   The app enables ticket purchase, timetabling and planning on bus and tram and is downloaded from Google and Apple via the website linked below.

https://www.blackpooltransport.com

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Blackpool Transport’s New Website

 

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Easter Weekend Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours 2017

A bright and breezy Easter Monday on Blackpool Prom with 6 heritage trams running from the Pleasure Beach to Fleetwood on what is called a ‘gold’ weekend.

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Blackpool Heritage Trams 631 and 701 at the North Pier/Tower stop
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Centenary Tram, Blackpool Tower and Sealife.
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Tram ‘Box 40’ at the Pleasure Beach loop.  Waiting to run the 11.20 to Little Bispham.
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Tram 701 in front of The Big One.
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Tram 715 between Central and South Pier

Blackpool’s New Buses

Investment in a big fleet of brand new Alexander Dennis Limited(ADL)  Enviro400 City buses from Scotland is well underway, with 10 buses in 2016 and 25 in 2017.  On 9th April a launch event took place when 25 newly delivered buses traveled in convoy from Starr Gate to the Tower Headland where 15 gathered for a ceremonial cutting of the ribbon by Councillor Christine Wright.

That’s Lancashire TV station 7 on Freeview attended and interviewed VIPs and the public, including Jane Cole MD of Blackpool Transport, see video below:

Blackpool Transport has 140 buses, 54 are in the new Palladium livery.  By 2020 all buses are targeted to be less than 5 years old.  These new buses will be due for replacement in 2022.   The buses are diesel powered, it is possible that hybrid or electric buses will be cycled into the fleet by then.

It’s an impressive step forward for Blackpool in the image presented of the town.

Fleetwood Museum Re-opens

Fleetwood Museum Re-opens Friday 14th April.

After a period of closure the Fleetwood Museum re-opens on Good Friday 14th April 2017.

The open hours are Tuesday to Saturday 10.30am-3.30pm and Bank Holiday Weekends.

The museum contains lots of interesting information about Fleetwood including walk through scenes.  Trawling for fish, chemicals, salt are big themes in the history of Fleetwood.  The story of trawling fills you with awe that these small ships went out into gales and freezing seas for weeks to bring home the food for your table.

Plenty of great model ships, this one, Wyresdale, was the Fleetwood to Knott End Ferry some 60 years ago, 1924 to 1957.  It was built in Fleetwood.

The Fleetwood to Knott End Ferry, model
The Fleetwood to Knott End Ferry, model,  Wyresdale

Tuesday 4th April 2017 Blackpool Promenade Service

Heritage Trams are running from 1st April 2017 every day to 23rd April 2017.  Here are the Tuesday 4th April team.  Watch out for the Easter and May Day special trips to Fleetwood.

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717 near the North Pier stop, Tuesday 4th April 2017
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Bolton 66 on Blackpool prom Tuesday 4th April 2017
Blackpool Promenade Heritage Tram Service, 1st to 23rd April 2017
The Promenade Service Timetable – April 1st to 23rd, excluding Easter Sat, Sun, Monday specials