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Blackpool - BCT

                                          

Blackpool, Starr Gate - 1982

 foto:  Kai W. Mosgaard ©

 

Systemdata:
By & Land:  Blackpool, Lancashire, England
Selskab:  Blackpool Corporation Transport - BCT
Oprettet: 1885
Sporvidde i mm:  1.435
Lukket: - fortsat i drift

Blackpool tramway runs from Starr Gate in Blackpool to Fleetwood and is the only surviving first-generation tramway in the United Kingdom (UK). The tramway dates back to 1885 and is one of the oldest electric tramways in the world. It is run by Blackpool Transport as part of the Metro Coastlines, owned by Blackpool Council. The tramway runs for 11 miles and carries 6,500,000 passengers each year.

The tramway was for a long time the only working tramway in the United Kingdom (UK) outside of museums. It was also the UK's first electric system. However there are now a number of other tramways including Manchester Metrolink, South London Tramlink and Sheffield Supertram.

On 1 February 2008 it was announced that the Government had agreed to a joint Blackpool Transport and Blackpool Council bid for funding toward the total upgrade of the track. The government will contribute £60.3M of the total £85.3m cost. Both Blackpool Council and Lancashire County Council will each provide about £12.5M. The Government's decision means that the entire length of the tramway from Starr Gate to Fleetwood will be upgraded and also sixteen state-of-the-art trams will replace the current fleet. (Wikipedia)

                    

Blackpool's eneste sporvognlinie løber fra Starr Gate i Blackpool til bydelen Fleetwood. Det og er det eneste overlevende første generation sporvejssystem i Det Forenede Kongerige (UK). Den sporvogn går tilbage til 1885 og er en af ​​de ældste elektriske sporvogne i verden. Det drives af Blackpool Transport som en del af Metro Kyster, der ejes af Blackpool Råd. Den sporvogn kører for 11 miles og bærer 6.500.000 passagerer hvert år.

Sporvogn var i lang tid den eneste fungerende sporvogn i Det Forenede Kongerige (UK) uden for museer. Det var også den britiske første elektriske system. Men der er nu en række andre sporvogne, herunder Manchester Metrolink, South London Tramlink og Sheffield Supertram.

Den 1. februar 2008 blev det meddelt, at regeringen havde aftalt at en fælles Blackpool Transport og Blackpool Rådets bud til finansiering mod samlede opgradering af sporet. Regeringen vil bidrage £ 60.3M af de samlede £ 85.3m omkostninger. Både Blackpool Rådet og Lancashire County Council vil hver give omkring £ 12,5 mio. Regeringens beslutning betyder, at hele længden af ​​sporvogn fra Starr Gate til Fleetwood vil blive opgraderet, og også seksten state-of-the-art sporvogne vil erstatte den nuværende flåde. (Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blackpool's sporvognslinier:

               Linienettet så således ud pr. 01-01-2008:

Frontskilt:

Lineføring:

Linie 1. Blackpool, Starr Gate - Fleetwood Ferry.

Rute: Starr Gate - Sandcastle - Town Centre - Little Bispham - Fleetwood Ferry.