Monday 19 February 2024

North Station Tram Stop Subway

The new pedestrian subway as viewed from the railway station side

Work is nearing completion on the new pedestrian subway which will connect the yet to be opened North Station tram stop with Blackpool North railway station. Leaving the new tram stop, the left two thirds of the width of the subway is level, before reaching five steps which take you up to the zebra crossing which crosses the station access road. At the right hand side of the subway is a long ramp for the use of prams, wheelchairs and mobility scooters, etc. The opening date for the Talbot Road tramway extension has still not been announced yet, but the new Holiday Inn hotel above the subway is taking room bookings from Monday 6th May onwards.

A view through the subway showing the North Station tram stop (with the black seats)
The exit to North Station, with the sloping ramp visible in the foreground

Wednesday 31 January 2024

Manxman in January

The Manxman crossing Morecambe Bay with the snow covered Lakeland Fells beyond on 18th January

A selection of photos of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company ferry Manxman on its way to and from the Port of Heysham taken in January.

The Manxman passing in front of the wind turbines in Morecambe Bay on 30th January
Manxman passing the remains of the 1840 Wyre Light lighthouse off Fleetwood on 6th January
Manxman passing the Heysham bound Ro-Ro freight ferry Stena Scotia on 30th January
The Manxman and Heysham nuclear power stations as seen from Fleetwood eight miles away on 18th January