Monorail (Blackpool Pleasure Beach)

Monorail in 2004
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Location Blackpool, Lancashire, England
Status Defunct
Operated 1966 to 2012
Expo 64
Location Lausanne, Switzerland
Operated April 1964 to October 1964
Manufacturer Maschinenfabrik Habegger / Von Roll
Product Minirail
Capacity 64 per train

Monorail was a Monorail built by Swiss manufacturers Maschinenfabrik Habegger & Von Roll that was previously located at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK. It was 1585 metres long.[1]


Opened in 1966, this is often said to be the first commercial monorail in the United Kingdom. However, a Monorail opened at Butlin's Skegness a year earlier. On opening it had four trains - one enclosed, two partially enclosed, and one open. It had two stations - one beside the car and coach parks and one at the centre of the Pleasure Beach. In its later years, only the central station remained operational and the Monorail did not serve any transportation purpose.[2]

Following its closure, much of the monorail remains standing. Its cars were stored and have since been offered for sale by the park.



  1. "Britain's first commercial monorail". New Steel Construction.
  2. "The winds of change: Blackpool Pleasure Beach in the 1960s". Joyland Books.
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