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Blackburn Transport

Welcome to OLIVE GREEN & IVORY, an enthusiasts web site devoted to the history of Blackburn Transport from trams to buses, and includes fleet listings, history and a comprehensive photo library.

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Research into the history of Blackburn Transport is on-going, so further details will be added in due course. Read more..

If YOU have any info, dates, events etc that you may feel worth including in the history section please use the CONTACT page.



Blackburn Trams

Trams began running in Blackburn in 1881 and this unique form of public transport lasted through two world wars, before finally being replaced by the buses in 1949.

This history gives an insight into the operating of the tramways system as well as a look at every day life on the trams.

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Blackburn Buses

Beginning in 1929 as a complementary service to the tramways, the buses eventually took over and ruled the roost as Corporation owned and then in private sector ownership until 2007.

You can read all about the many changes that have taken place 'on the buses' over the 78 years of operation.

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