Readers of our Blog will have seen that for the last few months we've been posting regular updates on this years overhaul work that has taken place with our Blackpool & Fleetwood 'Box' 40 tramcar. The project has been a joint one between ourselves the National Tramway Museum, and Blackpool Transport Services, who have had the tramcar on long term loan for a number of years. The project has been generously supported by a number of sponsors including the Flyde Transport Society, Dorlec Limited, Scotts Heavy Haulage and the Friends of 40 group.
Today at 1.40pm Oporto 273 overshot the terminus and hit the banking at Town End. No passengers were on-board at the time and the rest of the tram service resumed shortly after. The driver was treated for minor injuries. The incident is currently under investigation by our Traffic and Engineering Teams. Dr Mike Galer, General Manager.