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Thread #121561   Message #2657245
Posted By: Ross Campbell
15-Jun-09 - 06:15 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Who'll Go To Morecambe? /The Last Resort
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Who'll Go To Morecambe? /The Last Res
You can get by train from Blackpool to Morecambe (via Preston and Lancaster) - actually the only conceivable reason for attempting the journey would be to visit Preston and Lancaster - much more interesting stuff in either place.

Leadfingers, you may be thinking of the Blackpool and FLEETWOOD Tramway which still runs all the way from the Knott End Ferry in Fleetwood to Starr Gate on the south edge of Blackpool. The Fleetwood section is the only surviving town-centre tram line in the UK, the Blackpool off-promenade routes were chopped many years ago. In early days the line extended on through St Annes to Lytham.

Most tramways were run by local corporations owned by their local councils. This meant they wouldn't normally extend their range beyond the local authority boundary. The combination of Blackpool and Fleetwood across boundaries, and the huge catchment of visitors that gives it, may help to explain its survival (its unique coastal run must be some help as well).