Saturday 16 April 2022

Queen's Platinum Jubilee Bus

Platinum Jubilee Enviro 422 turning right out of New Bonny Street on 16th April
Blackpool Transport have given two of their ADL Enviro 400 City buses purple stripes and special adverts to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee year. Enviros 422 and 423 have both been noted working on route 17 that operates between Blackpool town centre and Lytham.

Enviro 422 heading south on Bank Hey Street on its way back to Lytham

Enviro 422 passing Coral Island on route 17 to Blackpool town centre

Friday 8 April 2022

Standard 143 on the Promenade

Standard 143 heading back north off the Pleasure Beach loop
Standard 143 was taken out onto the Promenade for a further period of testing on Friday 8th April, following its first outing a month ago. 143 trundled up and down the prom between Foxhall and the Pleasure Beach for an hour and a half during the morning. The growling noise from the motor gearing was unfortunately still evident, but the tram looked superb in the full sunshine.

Standard 143 heading south with Central Pier in the background
Standard 143 heading off down Hopton Road for its Promenade testing
A long zoom shot down Lytham Road of 143 passing through Manchester Square
Flexity 002 and Standard 143 passing at Foxhall
Standard 143 passing South Pier

143 turning from Lytham Road into Hopton Road at the end of the testing
Standard 143 heading north at Manchester Square
143 heading back into the fitting shop after the test runs on the prom
Standard 143 stopped at Foxhall Square