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Blackpool Tramway in the UK, Blackpool Resort

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ImageBlackpool tram is a tram in the British resort town of Blackpool, not only a type of public transport, but also one of the main tourist attractions of the city, a kind of museum on wheels. The uniqueness of the tram system is due to several features: the Blackpool tram was the first electric tram system in Britain; this is the only tramway system in the country that was not closed in the 30-60s; it is one of three tram systems in the world (and the only one in Europe) to use double-decker trams. An electric tram was launched in Blackpool in September 1885. The launch site ran along the sea promenade. This line was extended in 1895 and 1897. a total of 10 trams were running along this line. The system expanded further: in 1900, 1901, 1902 and 1903. and the last time in 1926. In 1936, the tram system began to decline. The closure campaign lasted until 1966. Some sections of traffic were closed in 1936, 1961, 1963 and 1966. As a result, only one line remained from the system - along the coast, along the promenade. The length of the tram line is 16.5 kilometers. For a long time, the system has not been modernized, and the rolling stock has not been updated. Thanks to this, the tram system has become a kind of working museum, extremely popular with tourists. Plans for a major overhaul of the Blackpool Tramway were unveiled in 2008. As part of the work, the rails and stops will be repaired, and it is planned to purchase 16 modern trams available for people with disabilities. Old trams that have become symbols of the city will also be used. The Blackpool Tramway has an amazing variety of rolling stock."Standard trams" are double-deck trams created in 1923-1929. All trams of this type were decommissioned, but in 2000 one of them was renovated and used. Pantograph trams are single-deck trams supplied to Blackpool in 1928-1929. There is only one such tram left in the city, it is used as part of the illuminated"Train of the Wild West". Trams are balloons, double-decker trams, often with an open top. Boat trams are single-deck trams without a roof, supplied in 1933-1934. Twin progress trams are single-deck trams used in two-car trains. Illuminated trams - trams designed in connection with a particular event, a specific theme. Today Blackpool Tram is one of the symbols of the city. Moreover, every July the city hosts a Transport Festival called"Tram Sunday". ImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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