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Blackpool Tramway

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Address: Blackpool FY1 5DD, England
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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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all the modern trams are wheelchair accessible, whereas the historical trams are only usable if you can negotiate steps. Staff are helpful and polite. Great way to get around and... read more

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all the modern trams are wheelchair accessible, whereas the historical trams are only usable if you can negotiate steps. Staff are helpful and polite. Great way to get around and you can buy day tickets or weekly passes to make this cheaper.

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Brilliant Hotel food very good, staff excellent, cleanliness of Hotel,excellent. Entertainment very good, worth a visit.

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Blackpool tramway is operated using modern Flexity trams and on certain days Heritage trams. This is fast way to travel along the Promenade from south Blackpool to Fleetwood. The Heritage trams run a separate timetable and stops so please check Blackpool Transport website.

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Thank Neil T
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Very regular service along a long and varied promenade. Very modern trams but also some lovely old trams.

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The walk to the Prom to catch the tram takes me about 20 minutes. In my opinion, its worth it. Its smooth, clean, quick. Unlike the buses in Blackpool. The conductors are helpful & friendly & Ive found it the quickest route to Cleveleys & Fleetwood. If my destination is about 20 mins walk from the tram stop, I use... More 

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I have ever been on a tram for as long as the week i was there wished i had done it a bit more. Costed £14 for a week ticket you could also use it for the buses. Went as far as it could go the fleetwood and starr gate. If you worked out how much it would of cost... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very frequent, clean and if you can get a vintage tram ride, a joyful journey. Hop off and on to see the sights on offer as stops are very frequent and close together.

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Thank Robert R
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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The trams are the easiest way to get around going all the way to fleetwood. Great drop off locations and a day ticket is the besy and cheapest way.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great atmosphere on the trams. Really lovely holiday vibe and the conductors are so friendly. I also really love the amazing mix of people and the fact that everyone is accepted for who they are? Where else in the world might you share a single journey with children, senior citizens, hen do's, stag do's a transvestite and a clown? Blackpool's... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Always look after me right nicely! I often fall asleep and the conductors wake me up for my stop!! They even ask if i plan on having a nap! Its a shame BPL Transport insist on filling the trams up so much in the summer! And a later workers tram would be nice!!

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