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Tram 713
Blackpool
Blackpool tram mostly runs along the coast from Starr Gate to Fleetwood, with the exception of the last few miles before reaching the coast again at Fleetwood. The line has a very composite track, with street running sections (around Fleetwood and a short stretch in Blackpool), paved reserved track open only to pedestrians (Starr Gate-Gynn Square), reserved way on ballasted track (Gynn Square-Rossall) and interurban alignment not following roads (Rossall-Fleetwood). A complete renewal of the line will be completed in 2012.
The rumours of tram-train trial operations (along the tram network and the existing Kirkham-Blackpool South railway up to Kirkham) starting from 2012 have no formal backing.
Blackpool Transport (official site)

description uptaded on Jan 29th, 2011

map created on Jan 29th, 2011 (© 2005-2014 Ing. M. Tarozzi)

CountryEngland
Line--
InhabitantsCity 140.000, District 270.000
Date opening2012
Future development:--
Length (km)18
Track sectionsground level
Stops61, average distance m 300
Platforms--
Platform doors--
General characteristics--
n. of vehicles16
n. of cars per vehicle5
Typesteel wheels bi-directional
Vehicle dimensions (m)length 32.2, width 2.65
Vehicle capacity (pax)148 (74 seated)
Frequency 10'/20'
Current/Voltage600 V DC overhead
Type of guide/gaugestandard gauge rails (1435 mm)
Speed Km/hComm --, Max 70
Accel./Decel. (m/sec2)0.5/1.2
System capacity--
Ridership7 millions pax/year
Total cost5 M £/km
Staff--
System builderBOMBARDIER
ModelFlexity 2
NOTEdate opening and costs referred to line renewal completion (tram originally opened in 1885); rolling stock referred to the 16 new tramcars expected for 2012 (rolling stock consistency in 2008 was of 75 tramcars: 50 operating + 25 not in use)
technical data uptaded on Jan 29th, 2011