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Blackpool Tramway

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Address: Blackpool FY1 5DD, England
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+44 1253 37001
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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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Used the tram service over the weekend on a family trip to Blackpool and found it to be really good. The trams were modern and clean and the conductors polite and friendly. The... read more

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

Used the tram service over the weekend on a family trip to Blackpool and found it to be really good. The trams were modern and clean and the conductors polite and friendly. The £10 ticket for 24hrs use for a family of 4 was very good value.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Too long a wait although it was school hols so busy. Heritage trams passed us numerous times and they were completely empty but they do not pick up at every stop so just passed us and carried on empty.

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Thank Dan78Lou
Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My little boy loved the tram rides. It's a typical Blackpool attraction and something that has to be done. Going up and down the prom and seeing all the views was great. Also a plus side was under 5's ride for free!

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Easy to use, frequent ; every 15 minutes we weren't sure of destination but friendly conductor's were happy to help .

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great service and not too expensive. There are limited tariffs and it may give better value for money to get a family 24 hour ticket

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My 6 year old loves trams, especially ones from the 'olden' days! He loved the short journey along the pleasure beach. A return cost £9 for two adults and a child which on reflection was a little dear. As it was a tour I had expected some commentary but there was none.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I bought a 24 hour ticket which gave me unlimited travel on the tram and buses. I travelled all the way up to Fleetwood stopping at Cleveleys and down again into Blackpool. Great value for money.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Cleveleys on the tram. Always enjoy riding on the tram. I love Cleveleys Tide , it looks amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's what Blackpool is all about a must do trip especially if like us you were hit by bad weather we opted for the old fashioned tram 🚋

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The only way to travel in Blackpool they're cheap to use,usually always on time and I've never had any problems with the staff. Me and the wife think they are brilliant. Well done blackpool

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