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Blackpool Tramway

Blackpool FY1 5DD, England
+44 1253 37001
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Cabin to Tower

Great tram ride brought back some lovely childhood memories, the ticket conductors were lovely and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Great Value Three day ticket

The trams are frequent and clean and bright The staff are generally friendly and helpful (but we... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
London, 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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Blackpool FY1 5DD, England
+44 1253 37001
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Reviewed yesterday

Great tram ride brought back some lovely childhood memories, the ticket conductors were lovely and pleasant a great trip.

Thank Liverbird196204
Reviewed 2 days ago

The trams are frequent and clean and bright The staff are generally friendly and helpful (but we all have off days) The three day adult ticket is great value at £11 well worth it. Essential for travel on the sea front.

Thank skirkby4862
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great way to get around Blackpool. Even cheaper if you download their App for your phone, cheaper travel tickets, and the schedules right on your phone.

Thank MadHippy436
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Would get 5 stars but it gets packed out and using my bus pass on the tram and the bus is good😊 on price its around the same as a bus in blackpool so not too much and its faster

Thank James H
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went on an illuminated tram. What a lovely way to travel the golden mile and see Blackpool’s beautiful illuminations

Thank U1670FHbeckyh
Reviewed 6 days ago

By a weekly ticket £14:50 and travel as much as you like. We used it several times a day well worth the money.

Thank Lynneytraynor
Reviewed 1 week ago

A good way to travel for wheelchair user, very easy to enter and leave a several spaces for chairs. You can't use your pass but cost is reasonable eg £5 for 24 hour pass.

Thank joan t
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just would like to say that the tram staff are very polite with a wealth of knowledge about the Blackpool area and surrounding areas.nothing seems to be putting them out and always happy faces with an approachable attitude well done and that you for the...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The new trams are so comfortable and a great was to see the coastline!! £5 for a 24hour pass is a great deal. The trams are fully accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs etc. Several staff in the tram to assist if necessary.

Thank V S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great facility, reasonably priced and with positive attentive staff on board. An ideal way of getting between piers and along the seafront.

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