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 origin 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 Fylde Transport Trust merged with the Blackpool Heritage Trust to consolidate the heritage assets on the Fylde coast into a single charitable organisation.
A further change to the Trust occurred in 2021 when the Trust changed its Charitable status to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). This change allows the Trust to operate in the same manner as a physical person, so thus allowing the Trust to directly enter into legal contracts rather than through one of the Trustees on behalf of the Trust. Similar in ways to a limited company. This change is reflected in the change of registered charity number, with the previous Charity number 1080404 being replaced with new Charity number 1197287. The Trust’s full legal name now became Fylde Transport Trust CIO as of this change. The change to a CIO does not change any other aspect of our previous Charitable status, and our aims, goals and enthusiasm remains the same today as it did when the Trust was first founded!
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.