Saturday 13 August 2022

Blackpool Airshow 2022 - The Trams

Northbound Flexity 016 pauses at the Tower tram stop, while 001 and 006 head south
The 2022 Blackpool Airshow took place over the weekend of 13th and 14th August under glorious blue skies and blessed with warm weather, maybe a bit too warm for some! This was the first time that the airshow had been held for three years, due to the Coronavirus pandemic. However this post isn't about the aircraft, but the trams that were operating on the Promenade under extremely difficult operating conditions, mainly due to the large crowds that surrounded and spilled over onto the tram tracks between Central and North Piers. Due to the density of the crowds, each tram had to be preceded by a guide walking along in front of the tram, on the busiest section of the central Promenade. Note, all the photos shown here were taken on Saturday 13th August.

Flexity 002 and Bolton 66 slowly making their way through the crowds near North Pier
An unidentified Flexity heading north from the Tower tram stop
"I'm sure there's a tram track around here somewhere!"  Flexity 011 heading north
Pedestrians walking in front of Flexity 008 at the Tower, while 001 heads north
Balloon 700 heading north on a Coastal Tour near the Tower
Boat 227, seen through the crowds, on a northbound Promenade Tour
Bolton 66 following one of the walking guides at the Tower
Flexity 009 and passing cyclists near the Tower tram stop
The Avro Lancaster of the BBMF banking around over North Pier during its display routine

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