Blackpool Transport confirms all tram services have resumed after damaged overhead lines were repaired

The decision to suspend services on Friday February 18 was taken after transport chiefs agreed it was “too dangerous to operate a safe service”.

The operator said it hoped to resume service at 2pm on Friday, but Storm Eunice then brought strong gales and high tides to the Fylde coast.

But at around 2.30pm on Monday February 21, Blackpool Transport confirmed that all services were running again after the damaged overhead was repaired.

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Roof blown off a house in Cleveleys as Storm Franklin hits the Fylde coast

“The first tram from Starr Gate will be at 2:30 p.m. and the first from Fleetwood at 3:26 p.m.,” a spokesperson said.

“It’s still windy so stay safe.”

Storm Franklin triggered evacuations in parts of the UK and caused widespread disruption to rush hour travel on Monday February 21.

All tram services between Fleetwood and Starr Gate have resumed.

A yellow wind warning for England, Wales and south-west Scotland was in place until 1 p.m., while an orange warning for Northern Ireland expired at 7 a.m. morning.

The winds were peaking at peak times, according to Met Office senior meteorologist Greg Dewhurst, who added that they will start to ease noticeably around lunchtime.

Storm Franklin’s strongest gust of 87mph was recorded at the Needles on the Isle of Wight on Sunday evening, followed by current gusts of 79mph atop a mountain in Wales.

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