Be first to ride new trams between Fleetwood and Blackpool

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YOU could be one of the first passengers to travel on a new tramway between Fleetwood and Blackpool.

After an investment of £100m., the state-of-the-art service is just weeks away from completion and on the morning of Tuesday, April 3rd, the first passenger service will travel from Blackpool to Fleetwood.

To celebrate the launch there are 20 pairs of Golden Tickets up for grabs giving the lucky winner a seat on the first ever journey.

The winner plus guest will receive:

Refreshments at Festival House on Blackpool promenade

Return tram journey from Blackpool to Fleetwood

Lunch at a welcome party in Fleetwood

A goody bag including commemorative gifts.

Lancashire County Council is giving away five Golden Tickets. The heritage tramway has been transformed into a fast, reliable and comfortable service fit for the future. It will not only be welcomed by tourists to the Fylde coast, but also provides the backbone for future jobs and regeneration by providing a vital link for commuters.

The £100m. investment has been made possible with funding from the Department of Transport, Lancashire County Council, Blackpool Council and Interreg European Funding. The investment has been split into three contracts: replacing the remaining 8km of track, building a new tram depot at Starr Gate, Blackpool, and buying 16 state-of-the-art “Flexity 2” low-floor articulated trams trams.

The new trams will not only be more comfortable, they will also speed up journey times by up to 15 minutes. The first trams taking fare paying passenger will start on April 4th with details of route and timings available nearer the time.

To be in with a chance winning one of the Golden Tickets, just answer the following question: How many new Flexity two vehicles will the new tramway have?

E-mail the answer to tramwayupgrade@lancashire.gov.uk or write to Tramway Competition, Communications Service, Lancashire County Council, 3rd Floor Christ Church Precinct, County Hall, Fishergate, Preston, PR1 8XJ.

The closing date for entries is Friday, March 23rd, and winners will need to be available to begin their trip from Blackpool on the morning of Tuesday, April 3rd.