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Blackpool Tramway

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Address: Blackpool FY1 5DD, England
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Blackpool Transport is the proud operator of Blackpool's £100 million...

Blackpool Transport is the proud operator of Blackpool's £100 million tramway. The four year project, which concluded in April 2012, saw the replacement of 11 miles of track, creation of a new depot and introduction of a fleet of 16 state-of-the-art trams. It has never been easier to travel across Blackpool and the Fylde coast, with faster journey times, easy access and integrated Blackpool1 tickets that give you unlimited use of the trams and Blackpool Transport bus network (excluding Heritage Trams). Our frequent and reliable tram service provides an energy efficient mode of transport connecting residents and visitors to all major leisure, retail and businesses along the 11 mile stretch of coastline between Starr Gate and Fleetwood. The trams have level boarding and step-free interiors and designated disabled/pushchair areas making them accessible to all. Our frequent and reliable service connects passengers to all major leisure, retail and businesses along the 11 mile stretch of coastline. Heritage Tram Tours operate on Public and School Holidays, most weekends during Spring/Summer/Autumn and on special events. Heritage Day tickets are available that allow unlimited use of both heritage and modern trams plus Blackpool Transport buses. Heritage Trams stop only at the specially marked Heritage Tram Stops at Pleasure Beach, North Pier/Tower, Cabin, Bispham*, Cleveleys* and Fleetwood Ferry* (*special event days only). Blackpool has the oldest electric street tramway in the world with records dating back to 1884 when track plans were produced for an electric tramway that would connect North and South Shore. Blackpool Corporation paid for and maintained the infrastructure, whilst the Blackpool Electric Tramway Company, formed in January 1885 provided the electrical equipment, depot and tramcars. The tramway opened on the 29th September 1885. After the second world war, there was gradual consolidation and by 1962, the trams were confined to the 11 mile route from Starr Gate to Fleetwood which still operates today. The bus services expanded along with the town throughout the sixties, seventies and eighties. Since bus deregulation in 1986, the trams and buses have been operated by Blackpool Transport Services Ltd, a Blackpool Council Company. While the trams themselves are owned and run by Blackpool Transport, the tramway infrastructure is currently owned by Blackpool Council and leased to the Company, which pays an annual track rental fee for the privilege.

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Really good tram system. Trams all day. Regular trams never have to wait long for next tram. Family 24hr deal well worth getting. xx

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Really good tram system. Trams all day. Regular trams never have to wait long for next tram. Family 24hr deal well worth getting. xx

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Excellent service with friendly and very helpful conductors a credit to Blackpool. Efficient and fairly smooth ride to Fleetwood.

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Thank Jamesdouglasnelson
Launceston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

An enjoyable way of seeing the Promenade and for getting to the centre and Pleasure Beach as well as to Fleetwood

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Thank Christine R
Newport, United Kingdom
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I love the trams and the peoples who work on them sad they have changed to the new type loved the old ones where the lights dimmed going over points. Very good on price £5 for a 24 hour ticket and you can go 11 1/2 miles all day.

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Thank Andy W
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The trams are immaculate. Even when very busy there is still adequate room. They run so often you really can't go wrong & the weekly pass is great value for money.

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Thank dannyfish2000
Ashford, United Kingdom
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very good trams but some are difficult to see out of the windows as they have advertising across windows which is stupid. Apart from that the trams are very good and only £5 for a days travel on trams & buses/

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Thank rollercolin
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great for access for wheelchair to get up and down the front staff really helpful plenty of room reasonable pricees

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Thank Joanne W
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Many of the old trams have been replaced with an updated fleet and you can buy an all day pass which is good value. Can't beat a tram alomg the front from Squires Gate to Fleetwood and back!

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Thank Brian7392
Horsham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have a very big problem with walking and could not have done this without this wonderful tramway. It ran like clockwork, well run, clean and cheap. Excellent and ten out of ten.

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Thank Kathy T
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First time travelling on the tram system! Great, easy to use. Make sure if you are going to travel. Ore than once you get a day pass, it works out so much cheaper!

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