Wyre Council

Win a Golden Ticket to ride the first tram

Published on Tuesday 13th March 2012

The new Bombardier tram being introduced to the Fylde Coast

After a £100 million investment the Fylde Coast tramway is weeks away from completion. On Tuesday April 3 the first passenger tram will travel from Blackpool to Fleetwood.

Here's your chance to be one of the first passengers.

To celebrate the launch there are 20 pairs of Golden Tickets up for grabs giving the lucky winner a seat on the first passenger tram from Blackpool to Fleetwood.

The winners plus a guest will receive:

Refreshments at Festival House
Return tram journey from Blackpool to Fleetwood
Lunch at welcome party in Fleetwood
Goody bag including commemorative gifts

Wyre Council is giving away five of these Golden Tickets to its residents.

The £100 million investment has been made possible with funding from Department of Transport, Blackpool Council, Lancashire County Council and Interreg European Funding.

The investment has been split into three contracts: replacing the remaining 8km of track, building a brand new tram depot at Starr Gate and purchasing 16 state of the art trams from Bombardier Transportation.

Blackpool's new trams have been built by Bombardier in Germany. The 16 'Flexity 2' low-floor articulated trams are 32 metres long and split into 5 sections, seating 74 passengers with space for wheelchairs and pushchairs and standing room for 150. The new Flexity 2 tram is disability friendly, with low floors and more space making it completely accessible.

The new trams will not only be more comfortable, they will also speed up journey times with a more efficient acceleration rate, which could help to reduce some journey times by up to 15 minutes.

The first trams taking fare paying passenger will start on April 4 with details of route and timings available nearer the time.

The competition

To be in with a chance of winning, answer the question below and email to communications@wyre.gov.uk or write to Golden Ticket competition, Communications Team, Wyre Council, Breck Road, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancs, FY6 7PU.

How many new Flexity 2 trams will Blackpool have?

Make sure you include your name and contact telephone number.

Terms and conditions

Closing date Monday 26 March. Winner must be able to travel on April 3 2012. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. No cash alternative. Not transferable. Only one entry per person.

Please note this competition is now closed

The lucky winners are:

Bryan Fisher

Aaron Read

Richard Shepherd

Trevor Burns

Angela Garner 

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