Blackpool now has very modern trams, replacing the quirky older models such as the open air boat tram, the open topped double decker, along with the more conventional double decker such as the one we road on, similar to the one below but older. Photos from the BBC.
This is the type of tram that you will now travel on in Blackpool, a tram made by Bombardier, which has made many trams here for use in Adelaide and our newest Melbourne tram. Finally I have cleared my confusion about Bombardier. It is Canadian company with its headquarters in Germany. There is only one tram route, along the seaside for 18 kilometres. A lot of work was done and money spent in preparation for the arrival of the new tram. The system was shut down for a whole winter and some. Photo from transportxtra.com
We rode on the double decker. It was fun at the top and front peering through the salt sprayed windows. The following photos are from Wikipedia.
An open topped single decker.
If you have not ridden on a Blackpool tram and you ever have the chance then do so, but be prepared for them being driven ponderously slowly in comparison to Melbourne trams.