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Wilkinson’s to close in Blackpool bringing tram extension closer

http://www.britishtramsonline.co.uk/news/?p=31722

Credit: British Trams Online.
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Next stage of Blackpool North Station extension works to get underway

http://www.britishtramsonline.co.uk/news/?p=33923

Some positive news although I think some of timescales are a little optimistic.
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Blackpool trams are being reintroduced on Sunday July 19th
https://www.blackpooltransport.com/black...ay-19-july
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(04/07/2020 09:06)Metroline1511 Wrote:  Blackpool trams are being reintroduced on Sunday July 19th
https://www.blackpooltransport.com/black...ay-19-july

Trams should never have stopped. The duplicate bus route should have been though. I will never understand the point in having the route 1 duplicate the tram line. What a waste of a tram network. Take the tram off constantly and just push everyone onto the bus. It's almost as if Blackpool Transport don't want the trams.
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(05/07/2020 20:58)iMarkeh Wrote:  Trams should never have stopped. The duplicate bus route should have been though. I will never understand the point in having the route 1 duplicate the tram line. What a waste of a tram network. Take the tram off constantly and just push everyone onto the bus. It's almost as if Blackpool Transport don't want the trams.
Part of the problem is that Concessionary Passes from outside of Fylde & Wyre aren't valid on the trams, so the 1 complements the trams in normal times. I totally agree that it should have been the 1 suspended, not the trams.
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(06/07/2020 07:01)St Helens Rider Wrote:  Part of the problem is that Concessionary Passes from outside of Fylde & Wyre aren't valid on the trams, so the 1 complements the trams in normal times. I totally agree that it should have been the 1 suspended, not the trams.
So the justification for running a bus every 20 minutes is that 'people with concessionary passes can't use the tram'. What the heck. It must cost them more to run the bus than it would cost to expand the pass scheme on the trams.
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Do not forget during the height of the pandemic that the trams will have to be maintained by at Starr Gate and any potential drop in staffing numbers can have a detrimental effect on what sort of service could be available .

They could in theory have had enough trams to not run all the way to Fleetwood , its hypothetical as they withdrew the service during the outbreak.
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(06/07/2020 21:16)wirralbus Wrote:  Do not forget during the height of the pandemic that the trams will have to be maintained by at Starr Gate and any potential drop in staffing numbers can have a detrimental effect on what sort of service could be available .

They could in theory have had enough trams to not run all the way to Fleetwood , its hypothetical as they withdrew the service during the outbreak.
All I can say is that all other light rail operations coped. Blackpool could have coped. It's just an easy thing to do though because they have the duplicate bus, just scrap 1 mode and reduce it down and when you look at the cost difference of route 1 against the trams, the tram probably comes off worse. That should be counteracted though by increased passengers per vehicle and increased general usage (since more people travel on a tram over a bus even if on the same route.

The trams would have got the Gov payout as well if they had kept running longer.
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The Western Train Tram Needs Your Help, To fund it to get it back in Service for 2021 illuminations

youtube vid to why they need help
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu390d7s-24

go fund me link
https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-western-t...amous-tram
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Fri 19/02:
Track Machine parked up at Cleveleys(at crossing North of station).
Looks like 754 is on Start Gate Depot.
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