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