Last year I posted a blog, in which I mentioned a tram ride from Fleetwood to Blackpool.
The tram was a short walk from the Fleetwood jetty. What a bumpy journey. In
those days the standard of track maintenance was poor and the double-deck trams
would lurch alarmingly between Cleveleys and Bispham.
The route re-opened this week following £100m modernisation with modern trams and miles of new new track. No more lurching. The old trams will be used during the tourist season.
However, all has not gone well. A new tram came off the track near Fleetwood. The reason: sand on the rails. Sand by the seaside, who would have thought of that?