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Blackpool Tramway

Blackpool FY1 5DD, England
+44 1253 37001
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24 hour ticket brilliant value

We got a 24 hour ticket at 8.30 £5 first night so we're able to go through illuminations on tram... read more

Reviewed today
kazlBedford
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Flitwick, United Kingdom
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Too expensive for such a short journey

£6 for a trip from central pier to south pier! For 2 adults and 2 children one way! Too expensive... read more

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Hez175
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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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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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Reviewed today via mobile

We got a 24 hour ticket at 8.30 £5 first night so we're able to go through illuminations on tram( heritage trams NOT included)and use trams and buses all evening.Had full use of ticket till 8.30pm day 2 so took the tram up to Starr...More

Thank kazlBedford
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

£6 for a trip from central pier to south pier! For 2 adults and 2 children one way! Too expensive and cramped person taking the money could be friendlier too!

Thank Hez175
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Love the trams but can be quite expensive. Even for just a short trip costing £2.70 it can soon add up. You can buy weekly tickets which help. But if there's a few of you. So glad I had the car.

Thank Imanhonestreviewer
Reviewed yesterday

Get a ' Day Saver ' though. The rides is comfortable, and takes you all the way from Lytham to Fleetwood.

Thank yokazuna445
Reviewed yesterday

We got a day saver for £5 and it is good value for money. As many trips as you like. We went from Starr Gate all the way to Fleetwood Ferry which is 11 miles away and a nice place to visit. Came back just...More

Thank john6101953
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We bought a 3 day pass. It was good value for money. We used it a lot as the trams are are so frequent and they stop regularly. The trams are new so they are comfortable and clean.

Thank Davidske
Reviewed yesterday

buses and trams are excellent , both in service and value . we had three day passes for £11.50 each and saved about £20.00 by using them extensively . trams were brilliant in the illuminations

Thank chris1953jr
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our hotel was near the south pier, and we bought a 24 hour ticket. COSTS £5 Great value, so easy to get around up and down the prom. Just hop on and off wherever you want, Trams are very regular, and so clean. Was a...More

Thank alisdair t
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A brilliant, and noisy , trip in a beautiful tram. The kids loved it! Thanks to the guys for taking us along the front and coping with the kids 😅

Thank Anthony W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Cannot use buss passes on Blackpool Trams,so used the buses.The trams are very good for the disabled,they tell you your destination(so do the new buses now).Look out for the lit up trams during the illuminations.Very pretty indeed.

Thank Mavis T
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Sue B
17 October 2017|
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Yes, well behaved dogs are welcome and free on Heritage trams!
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Dianemarie H
22 September 2017|
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Response from 96902af | Reviewed this property |
I don't see why not. A wheelchair was on when we were on
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RossallTangerine
16 September 2017|
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Response from Jason B | Reviewed this property |
think it's still in planning stages, as wilkos has to be relocated to the houndshill shopping centre when there new store is built on a car park , then the old store to be demolished and the hotel and offices along with the... More
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