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Blackpool Tramway : facts and figures

Some Blackpool Tramway facts and figures:

Route length (miles)11
Number of stops61
First section opened1885
Extended since opening of initial networkyes
Most recent section opened1926
Further extensions plannedyes
Street runningyes
Tunnel sectionsno
Elevated sectionsno
Former railway alignmentsno
Replaced 'heavy rail' serviceno
Track gaugestandard
Electricity supply550v DC: overhead trolley wire
Current collectionpantograph/trolley pole
Number of vehicles75—includes historic and stored cars
Oldest vehicle1901 (historic tram) / 1934 (normal fleet)
Newest vehicle1988 (new) / 2002 (rebuilt)
Passengers (April 2006-March 2007)-millions3.4
Passenger miles (April 2006-March 2007)-millions6

Standard gauge = 4′ 8½″ (1435mm)
Passenger figures source: Department for Transport, 2007.

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