Saturday, 9 January 2010

Own a share in a Blackpool Icon

The double deck "Balloon" tram is one of the icons of Blackpool and the LTT are giving you the opportunity to own shares in one of the cars acquired for preservation. Selling of shares in tram 715 will finance the restoration of the tram and repaint back into green and cream livery so that the tram can operate in this guise during the 125th anniversary year of the tramway.

Shares are being sold at £500 each but half shares at £250 are also available. If you are interested in acquiring a share then click on the link below to view and print off a shareholder application form. Each shareholder will receive a shareholder certificate and it is intended to arrange special tours using the tram, including a shareholders' "Illuminations tour" for their friends and family.

Click here to buy a share in Blackpool's Tramway heritage
or for further details email or call Philip Higgs on 07880 507636.

Friday, 8 January 2010

715 acquired for Preservation

The Lancastrian Transport Trust has agreed the purchase of Balloon Car 715 from Blackpool Transport. However, in a radical move the LTT are to invite tram enthusiasts to become shareholders in a project that will return 715 to green & cream livery in the condition it emerged back in 1981. In this guise it will remain at Rigby Road depot and available for use until the end of 2011.

Details of the specific work to be undertaken on 715 are still being discussed with Blackpool Transport but a budget of £7,000 has been earmarked. Once the offer of becoming a share owner in 715 is finalised, details will be published on this blog, allowing interested enthusiasts to own part of a Blackpool icon.