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Blackpool Tramway

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Address: Blackpool FY1 5DD, England
Phone Number:
+44 1253 37001
05:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 05:00 - 01:00
Fee: Yes

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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Convenient transport

Very convenient and on time. Perfect for going up and down the coast. Can get a day pass or several days pass.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very convenient and on time. Perfect for going up and down the coast. Can get a day pass or several days pass.

Thank Katticat
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great way to see Blackpool if you get yourself a tram hop on/off ticket And you can go up to Fleetwood and back to Blackpool it’s great when the lights are on And a great day out for all the family

Thank Dave J
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A fantastic way to travel through Blackpool to the port of Fleetwood, beautiful new trams, with some real characters as your conductors, who are a font of all you need to know. And if you fancy a trip down memory lane, the heritage trams are a look at the golden age of the tramway, a true historical gem. You will... More 

Thank Safetyman1962
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

lovely place 2 go...child friendly and the staff are lovely.....wheelchairs have easy access and toilet facilities 4 disabled....food is good and i recommend it....pleasant atmosphere and warm surroundings.....well worth a visit

Thank minxinator4444
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As my husband is disabled I find the conductor is very helpful and makes sure that he is able to get of safely.Nice clean transport plenty of room to manoeuvre.so sorry that it does not go all the way to St Anne'so.

Thank Dympna H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to the Belmont at xmas. WE had a great time. Good food. Very clean. Owner and staff excellent. Booked again for next xmas but will go again during this year.

Thank Thelma H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very well priced, regular service, friendly staff...... kids loved it!! Easiest and quickest way to get around!!

Thank Catherine F
Newtownards, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk along Blackpool promenade is great but sometimes it's nice to take the weight off your feet and travel in style. The tram offers you the chance to do this for a reasonable fee. It also stretches to Lytham St Annes and Fleetwood so you can enjoy both these places and all between without having to worry about driving

Thank TangerineDreamer18
Egremont, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service, staff friendly. Saved money on 3 day saver tickets. Staff helpful with times of trams and which stop needed.

Thank Kim R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So much easier and cheaper then driving. parking in blackppol can be expensive tram is the best transport to use.

Thank Calum B

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