Storm Arwen caused Blackpool's tram service to be cut back to North Pier from Saturday 27th November. A partially collapsed building on the corner of Springfield Road and Brighton Parade forced police to close the Promenade around the back of the Metropole Hotel. A partial tram service was in operation between Starr Gate and the North Pier tram stop, with trams reversing direction using the crossover near North Pier.
Manually changing the points at North Pier with a point iron
|Flexity 002 crossing over to the southbound line at North Pier|
|Flexity 002 approaching the temporary northern terminus at North Pier|
|The partially collapsed building on the corner of Springfield Road|
|A close-up of the collapsed gable end on the wind damaged building|