The Fylde Transport Trust (FyldeTT) is the guardian of a unique collection of buses and trams spanning over 80 years of public transport history.
Our origins are rooted in the Lancastrian Transport Group, established back in 1983. The expanding collection was converted into a Trust in 1996 and then in 2000 the Lancastrian Transport Trust became a Registered Charity. To better reflect the focus of the organisation, the charity was renamed the Fylde Transport Trust in February 2018. In January 2020, the FyldeTT merged with the Blackpool Heritage Trust to consolidate the heritage assets on the Fylde coast into a single charitible organisation.
Our objectives are to preserve a representative collection of vehicles to portray the development of public transport on the Fylde coast and showcase these in a visitor attraction.
As well as preservation we attend local events where we operate shuttle services. We also attend charity and community activities. Click here for more details.
Our bus collection has become highly focused on the preservation of vehicles from the Fylde coast, embracing the fleets of the former Blackpool Corporation, Fylde Borough Transport, Lytham St. Annes Transport and Ribble Motor Services. Click here to read more.
Our tram collection is housed at Rigby Road depot courtesy of Blackpool Transport Services. As each tram is restored it will be placed on loan to BTS so that they will be able to use it as part of their Heritage Trams Operation. Details of their activities can be found on their facebook page. Click here to find out more.
Currently, agreements are in place for Balloon 715 and Brush Car 621, which regularly appears on the Promenade, and Standard 143. Our restoration focus is currently focussed on Railcoach 279, recreating a genuine 1934 English Electric Railcoach.