Up until 2011, the “Heritage” cars operated the main tram service between Starr Gate and Fleetwood, operating 364 days of the year. After the multi-million pound upgrade transformed the tramway into the light-rail system you see today, plans were made to retain a core selection of trams from the original system and return them to passenger carrying duties once more.
The success of the heritage operation was such that in 2015 a team of volunteers were recruited to complement the Blackpool Transport staff in crewing the trams. This allowed for a significant increase in service, enabling even more people to take a trip on one of our magnificent vehicles!
The tram cars are now held in the care of the newly formed Blackpool Heritage Trust who are working alongside Blackpool Transport to ensure the future of the vehicles are secure. Exciting plans are being set in motion for the future that will see more trams restored and brought back to operational condition, expanding our fleet and bringing the history of Blackpool alive on the promenade once more.
Would you like to be part of our team?
Would YOU like to help our customers “Travel Back in Time”? Once again we are using the lessons learned in 2016 to improve the service and increase the number of running days once again.
We cannot achieve this without our dedicated team of volunteers and are looking for more people to join us. We are currently recruiting for:
– Tram Crew (Drivers & Conductors)
– Customer Service Team Members
For more information, click here to help make 2019 our best season so far!