Saturday, 29 May 2010

Start date for work on 715 awaited

A number of factors have contributed to delays in Blackpool Transport being able to start work on car 715 during May. Firstly, work on preparing and repainting the LTT's other Balloon Car 703 (into Sunderland colours) and Brush Car 632, followed by recent focus of repainting buses in the experimental new fleet colours of black & yellow. 715 was due into the paint shop after work on painting 632 into green & off-white, but instead the Fylde Tramway Society's sponsorship of work on car 147 was slotted-in instead. It is hoped that work on 715 will start early in June - and it will certainly have a good sole-mate in 632 (illustrated) now also depicting the early 1980s livery of the Blackpool fleet.

On Monday 7th June, car 703 will operate a non-passenger carrying run for photos only. 715 subscribers are welcome on the vehicle that will accompany 703 which will leave Rigby Road depot at 14:00. Perhaps a good time for a shareholder meeting? Email: if you can attend.