Monday 24th May 2021: John Sisk & Son has commenced Phase 2 of the Blackpool Tramway North Terminus. The new £23.4 million terminus is being built as part of the £250m Blackpool Council Talbot Gateway regeneration project. Sisk is working with Blackpool Council, Muse Developments and Robertson Construction to deliver this transformational gateway scheme.
The Lancashire town project will connect the promenade tramway with Blackpool North Railway Station. Works will include the construction of a new raised platform area. Sisk will also install the connection of a new track to the previously installed line along Talbot Road, Blackpool Promenade and new public realm finishes.
Dave Hill, Regional Director, John Sisk & Son said: “We are very proud of the work already completed in Blackpool and are excited to be back on site to complete this important infrastructure scheme. The tramway extension will not only provide greater connectivity to the local community and tourists visiting Blackpool, but it will also play a significant role in the wider regeneration and recovery plans for the area.”
Cllr Lynn Williams, leader of Blackpool Council said: “The new tramway extension will bring greater capacity, more frequent services and better connectivity around town. This whole development will play a significant part in the overall economic recovery of Blackpool and help us build back after Covid."
Construction of the terminus is expected to take 26 weeks.Sisk previously completed the first stage of works on the Blackpool tram extension between 2018 and 2020. The Sisk team installed 500m of new tramway, created new highway layouts and refreshed Talbot Square with high quality paving and public realm finishes.