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DESCRIPTION
Blackpool tram mostly runs along the coast from Starr Gate to Fleetwood, with the exception of the last few miles before reaching the coast again at Fleetwood. The line has a very composite track, with street running sections (around Fleetwood and a short stretch in Blackpool), paved reserved track open only to pedestrians (Starr Gate-Gynn Square), reserved way on ballasted track (Gynn Square-Rossall) and interurban alignment not following roads (Rossall-Fleetwood). A complete renewal of the line has been completed in 2012.
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
HISTORY
datesection nameline
1885electric tram opening:Cocker Street-Dean Street--
1895Manchester Square-South Shore--
1897South Shore-South Shore--
1900extended northern extension to Gynn Square linking with "Blackpool and Fleetwood Tramroad"--
1901Talbot Square-Central Station--
1902Talbot Square-Layton--
1903extension to Pleasure Beach--
1926Starr Gate extension; connecting with "Lytham St. Annes Corporation Tramways"--
1936route closure--
1961route closure--
1962route closure--
1963route closure--
2007network closed for 5 months due to essential repair works--
2009Starr Gate-Pleasure Beach section closed due to renewal--
06-11-2011network closed for 6 months due to complete renewal--
04-04-2012tram reopened; full network modernization completed--
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
TECHNICAL DATA
Single line length (Km)
--
Single line stops
--
Single line avg. distance (km)
--
Total track length (km)
17.7
Total network stops
37
Avg. stop net distance (km)
0.5
Type
steel wheels
Current/Voltage
600 V DC overhead
Type of guide/gauge
standard gauge rails (1435 mm)
Vehicles builder
ENGLISH ELECTRIC,BOMBARDIER
Model
Balloon,Flexity 2
Operator
BLACKPOOL TRANSPORT
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
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