Work resumes on tramway extension from Promenade to Blackpool North station

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Work to extend Blackpool tram tracks to the resort’s North railway station has resumed today – nearly two years after the controversial project was supposed to have been completed.

Construction work began at Talbot Square this morning, and is expected to continue for three weeks.

The £22.8 million project, which will see trams run between the Promenade and Blackpool North railway station, was originally predicted to be completed in July 2019.

In February last year, Blackpool Council said people could expect the completion of the extension by ‘the end of March 2021’.

Tram lines in progressTram lines in progress

High Street is set to be closed in early June for approximately 26 weeks, with the tram extension completed by the end of this year.

The new Holiday Inn Hotel is expected to be finished by summer next year.

Blackpool Transport has announced temporary changes to its tram services while development is ongoing.

Starting today, trams will stop running earlier than normal every evening between Mondays and Thursdays, with the last tram leaving Starr Gate to head to Fleetwood at 8pm. The last tram from Fleetwood will leave at 9.03pm.

Morning tram services will start slightly later than normal between Tuesdays and Fridays, with the first tram from Starr Gate to Fleetwood leaving at 6am.

On Monday mornings, Friday evenings and at weekends, the service will run as normal.

Blackpool Transport will also run extra journeys on its service 1 bus from stops close to the tram platforms.