Thursday, 20 March 2014

Old tram track on Lytham Road bridge revealed

The tracks of the former Lytham Road tram route have been revealed during bridge refurbishment work
Network Rail, along with Blackpool Council, are carrying out strengthening and resurfacing work on Lytham Road bridge in Blackpool from Monday 3rd March to Friday 4th July, and during the process of removing the road surface the tracks of the former Lytham Road tram route have became visible. Tram services last ran along this track 53 years ago in 1961 when the route closed, the old rails are being dug up and removed as part of the bridge refurbishment work. The work necessitates closing the bridge to all road traffic between the 10th March and the 11th April, which is causing several bus route diversions.

A workmen about to cut a section of track on the former Lytham Road tram route on 20th March
Workmen removing the track of the former Lytham Road tram route on the railway overbridge on 20th March
Workmen cutting up and removing the rails of the former Lytham Road tram route on 20th March

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