SD3246 : Tram at Lindel Road

taken 7 years ago, near to Fleetwood, Lancashire, Great Britain

Tram at Lindel Road
Tram at Lindel Road
Blackpool has long been famed as the home of the coastal tram line that ran for more than a century from Squires Gate at Blackpool, through the centre of Cleveleys and right through to Fleetwood Pier. Blackpool built what was the country’s first permanent electric street tramway, which opened on 29 September 1885.

Unfortunately, the old tram cars didn't comply with modern access rules for disabled passengers, which meant that if they weren't changed and adapted the service would ultimately have had to cease. So it was decided that the tramway should be modernised for the twenty first century, with new tracks and platforms and a completely new system for the future.

The first of the new Bombardier Flexity 2 (LinkExternal link Bombardier web site) trams began carrying passengers on 3 April 2012 (LinkExternal link BBC Lancashire News). Some of the heritage trams have been retained and will continue to run from Squires Gate to Little Bispham as a tourist attraction.

Here, tram number 013 is stationary at the Lindel Road tram stop on its way into Fleetwood.
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SD3246, 36 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 15 July, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 18 July, 2012
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Railways 
Place (from Tags)
Fleetwood 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3286 4687 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:54.8165N 3:1.4172W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3285 4683
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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