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Review of Blackpool Tramway

Blackpool Tramway
Ranked #2 of 86 things to do in Blackpool
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seeing the older trams brings back many memories, the single-decker open top in the sun, what more could you ask for? Even the noise confirms it is Blackpool. At £5.50 per day gives you the opportunity to see the quieter areas of the promenade at Bispham and Squires Gate. What a difference a sunny day makes. The drivers all seem so friendly.

Thank robbiethetiger
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WoW a great way to travel along the seafront, while on holiday in Blackpool
We stayed at the Cliffs Hotel tram stops directly outside the hotel
Used the service daily during our holiday great service and pleasent sent staff
Highly recommend

Thank LeverstockGreen
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've tried Googling the Blackpool tram times and there was an excellent link but not anymore where has it gone? I've tried all kinds of permutations to bring it back to no avail! Come on BT get your act together!

Thank bisphamkid
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very helpful pleasant staff. Very informative.

The trams were clean and fast. The whole experience was excellent

Well done!

Thank Edward F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been 9 years since I’ve been to blackpool the tramway now is superb
Now every 10 mins (approx) helpful conductors plenty of stops
Reasonable fairs

Thank philw0705
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