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Blackpool Tramway

Blackpool FY1 5DD, England
+44 1253 37001
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Visited Blackpool with my wife & mum. We used the trams numerous times. On each occasion we found... read more

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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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Blackpool FY1 5DD, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

Visited Blackpool with my wife & mum. We used the trams numerous times. On each occasion we found the tram system to be both efficient and effective. The staff operating them were all genuinely helpful and friendly. Pointing out tips for gaining good value for...More

Thank steverealtiger
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great trip and staying longer ask for a £5 ticket last you 24 hour can travel as much or little as you like also can use on busses

Thank Emmalouisr
Reviewed yesterday

A simple way to get around Blackpool with a day pass from Fleetwood to Stargate and all points between.

Thank James Y
Reviewed 2 days ago

We bought a weekly pass which was very reasonable in price and rode the trams at every opportunity, you can just jump on & off at will. We even did the whole length and back so that we could see the lights. The tram conductors...More

Thank Valerie T
Reviewed 3 days ago

What can you say £5 for 24 hours travel ... bus or tram or both. Beat that UK! Not a hope any where in the country can.

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Goes all the way up and down the sea front so great so get around and also see Blackpool. We found it a little hard to see some of the lights at nice though.

Thank CharlieJCI
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a great service! Over 11 miles of seafront promenade to explore. The new tram system is clean efficient and swift. We purchased 24 hour tickets for £5 each, there are some cheaper family offers for people travelling together. Conductors operate on the trams, no...More

Thank Sue P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Disappointing as we thought, incorrectly, that it would be a good way to enjoy the lights but it was not so the next night we went by car

Thank archerkp39
Reviewed 5 days ago

There is a lovely long clean promenade to walk along , but if you tire at all , then it’s so easy to jump on a tram back to your starting point. They are very regular, especially during the tourist season , less frequent in...More

Thank Groggles15
Reviewed 6 days ago

A group of 8 of us went on the evening ride to see the lights. Such a wonderful experience. We sat upstairs and had a spectacular view. Being on the tram was magical. The conductor gave us lots of information about the actual tram we...More

Thank Sonya P
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adacard3
6 November 2017|
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Response from Kevin L | Reviewed this property |
No idea. I live in Southampton.
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Merylcar
23 October 2017|
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Response from Gary C | Property representative |
Only on the buses, not trams. The number 1 bus route follows the route of the tramway.
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Sue B
18 October 2017|
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Response from Gary C | Property representative |
Yes, well behaved dogs are welcome and free on Heritage trams!
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