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Blackpool Tramway

Blackpool FY1 5DD, England
+44 1253 37001
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My first time on a tram was today and it was pleasant! I bought online tickets which was okay to... read more

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Sophie R
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Buy an all day ticket which you can use on the tram or busses. Its not that expensive. We spent... read more

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Lancashire, 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 via mobile

My first time on a tram was today and it was pleasant! I bought online tickets which was okay to begin with but on the way back the ticket lady didn’t really understand the technology of the ticket, I was unsure which part to show...More

Thank Sophie R
Reviewed yesterday

Buy an all day ticket which you can use on the tram or busses. Its not that expensive. We spent the day travelling up and down on the tram. Getting off at different places to have a look round. Found a great chippy in fleetwood.

Thank sarahmurgs
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Trams on time. staff very friendly not overpriced. 24 hour tickets real good value if only staying overnight.

Thank Diane A
Reviewed yesterday

We used the trams all the time during our stay great value you can jump on and off seeing everywhere whilst saving you legs lovely staff fantastic service.

Thank Jayne N
Reviewed yesterday

getting a 24hr travel ticket is the best option for a Fiver hop on hop off anywhere. Good anouncement sytem so no need to worry about the stop you need

Thank Winsladefilms
Reviewed yesterday

Regular service lovely for touring up and down the coast. Downside is early finish of service. Had to get a taxi after show finished...

Thank Roy G
Reviewed yesterday

Fast,smooth, pretty efficient and less crowded. The best way to get along the coast and avoid the traffic. Always try to get a 24 hour pass for best value if you re using it to hop on hope off at various places on the line.

Thank ijm174
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The new tramwaybis a great speedy way to travel between Blackpool and Fleetwood passing through Bispham and Cleveleys along the way. The journey takes approximately 45 mins from beginning to end starting at Starr Gate ending at Fleetwood ferry. We use this service regularly it...More

Thank Kimcatlad
Reviewed 5 days ago

These trams look so good and the experience of travelling by the beach is madness! Worth a try if you are there!

Thank Indieopus
Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent means of transport - bought a family pass for £11 for the day and stopped straight outside our hotel. Seemed to come about every 20 mins and we always managed to have a seat.

Thank Carly S
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Peter N
28 December 2017|
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Response from Richard M | Reviewed this property |
You can only use a Blackpool bus pass on the trams. I tried with mine but not accepted, only on the bus journeys
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.