Sunday, 5 September 2010

715 returns to service - Sat 04 Sept

715 returned to passenger service on Saturday 4th September to provide additional high capacity trams on busy illumination weekends.

Four double deck Balloon cars 700, 713, 718 and 720 are out of service for centre-door modifications and with many other trams sold for preservation and awaiting collection, Blackpool Transport has prepared four trams (Twin sets 671/681, 673/683, 715 and 726) for weekend operation.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

715 serviced and panels repaired

715 has received a full service in the fitting shop and electrical compound. A broken window unit has been repaired, seat cushions cleaned and refitted and some panelling repaired. We are awaiting Blackpool Transport advising us of a repainting date, but it could be that 715 is used on illumination weekends as an additional tram in the interim.