Monday, 23 March 2015

Totally Transport Cancelled (updated)

Pantograph 167 passing lines of preserved buses and cars during the 10th Totally Transport event in June 2014
After 10 years of displaying vintage cars and buses along the South Promenade in Blackpool every June, the Totally Transport event that had been planned for this year has had to be cancelled. A lack of money is the reason that the 2015 event will not be taking place, although discussions may take place with the organisers of Fleetwood's Tram Sunday about pooling resources for future years.

Some of the reasons for the cash shortfall this year are budgetary cutbacks within Blackpool Council, grants that had previously been received from the Council have been withdrawn this year, in addition the Council were proposing to levy charges for road closure and litter collection. No charges are payable by vehicle entrants or for  public admission, so with the Council funding being pulled the organisers felt that they had no choice but to cancel the event.

Lytham 19, Blackpool 529 and Lytham 70 operating on bus tours during the 2014 Totally Transport event

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