Saturday, 26 August 2017

August Bank Holiday Saturday

Balloons 723 & 717 operating on Heritage Tram Tours near the Tower on Saturday afternoon
The first day of the 2017 August Bank Holiday heritage weekend in Blackpool started off bright and sunny. The timetabled heritage tram output on the Saturday was provided by Box 40, Railcoach 680 and Balloons 713, 717, 718 & 723, with illuminated Frigate 736 operating on specials. Due to the Livewire Festival that was taking place on the Tower Headland over the weekend, tram sevices were disrupted after 3.00pm, with the Heritage Tram Tour service being restricted to running between the Tower and Starr Gate. The Flexity service was split into two, with the northerly section operating between North Pier and Fleetwood Ferry, and the southern section working between the Tower and Starr Gate.

Balloons 718 and 713 passing at the temporary Heritage Tour stops opposite Coral Island amusements

Balloons 717 and 723 passing at the temporary Heritage Tour stops opposite Coral Island amusements

Balloon 718 at the temporary Heritage Tour unloading stop near the Tower

Railcoach 680 passing the Metropole Hotel, returning from a run to Fleetwood
Balloon 717 using the crossover at the Tower to return south to the Pleasure Beach
Box 40 working through the Livewire Festival area prior to it being closed to trams
Frigate 736 using the crossover at the Tower during the truncated heritage service on Saturday

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