Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Rocket tram to shine again?

Following discussions within Blackpool Council's Illuminations Dept., the idea of reawkening the Illuminated Rocket as one of the projects to celebrate the centenary of Blackpool Illuminations has been adopted as one of the prefered projects. The LTT were approached some weeks ago about the possibility of the Rocket being displayed, but as a 'static' exhibit at a very prominent location and not as a mobile operating tram. Talks with potential sponsors are now taking place and if these are successful then the Rocket could move to the Illuminations Department during March for the work to begin. On 22 February, a meeting took place between LTT, Blackpool Transport and Blackpool Illuminations dept to discuss the logistics of moving the tram from Rigby Road tram depot.