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Work continues on new Blackpool tram link

Work on the multi million pound tram link project in Central Blackpool is continuing with a massive rail interchange now laid to link it to the mainline.

The extension of the tramway up Talbot Road will mean trams will terminate near Blackpool North railway station for the first time since the early 1960s.

It's hoped it will be just the start of a major expansion of the system once again, which could even take in Lytham and Poulton.

The last time trams were in Talbot Square was when the service went up Clifton Street, Church Street and Whitegate Drive. Trams then went all the around Waterloo Road to Royal Oak and on to South Pier via Station Road.

It was a system that saw the expansion of Blackpool around it in the early 1900s, and council chiefs are hoping a similar expansion will prove to be a major regenerating factor in the town.

 

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