New Blackpool tram derailed on first journey [BBC News]





Date: 04/04/2012

The first of Blackpool's new trams to set off from Fleetwood after a £100m upgrade has come off the rails. Trevor Roberts, Managing Director of Blackpool Transport, said the derailment took place at about 05:55 BST near the Fleetwood Ferry. The problem occurred one day after the tramway's official reopening and is affecting services around Fleetwood. [From Mark Bartlett]


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New Blackpool tram derailed on first journey - BBC News
New Blackpool tram

BBC News

One of the first of Blackpool's new fleet of trams is derailed on its first journey after the famous attraction underwent a £100m upgrade.

First fare-paying tram derailed by sand

Blackpool Gazette

The derailment of a tram containing the first fare-paying passengers due to sand on the tracks at Fleetwood today took the shine off the launch of the gleaming new fleet of Bombardier Flexity trams.

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A new Flexity tram waits to leave Fleetwood Ferry on Day 2 of scheduled services since reopening of the tramway after refurbishment. Just ahead of the tram is the curve where the first scheduled service on Day 1 was derailed due to a build up of sand in the track. However services were quickly back on schedule.
Location: Fleetwood Ferry
Company: Blackpool Tramroad and Blackpool and Fleetwood Tramroad
05/04/2012 Mark Bartlett


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