Blackburn to Accrington Tram Route
Blackburn Corporation Tramways commenced a service as far as Church on May 28th 1887 just in time for the Whitsuntide holiday. We can imagine the crowds that gathered to experience the ride out of town via Salford and then up Eanam to Copy Nook.
The route was electrified on 9th August 1901 and by September 1907 Blackburn and Accrington Corporations were running trams through to both towns.
Accrington closed its route to Church in 1932. The Intack to Church section went in January 1949 and the Blackburn to Intack in September of that year when a car filled with long service drivers and conductors escorted the last tram along the route.
Take a Tram Ride from Blackburn to Accrington.