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Blackpool Tramway

Blackpool FY1 5DD, England
+44 1253 37001
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Grandkids loved it, its great that there is now a tram museum for everyone to enjoy, lots of... read more

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myskyj
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Had a lovely 3 day break in Blackpool used the tram serveral times. The conductor on the trams are... read more

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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
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Reviewed yesterday

Grandkids loved it, its great that there is now a tram museum for everyone to enjoy, lots of memorabilia.

Thank myskyj
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a lovely 3 day break in Blackpool used the tram serveral times. The conductor on the trams are helpful with the pushchair & told us the best tickets to buy for the weekend

Thank JANHADDOCK
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Far to many people were allowed on to watch the illuminations. But the old trams are a lovely way to see the sights without getting stuck in huge traffic jams.

Thank Michelle T
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazed how easy it is to get around seafront. The £5 24 hour ticket excellent value. All staff on the trams very friendly and helpful.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed yesterday

We took a tram and traveled from the very beginning to the very end of the tram line. We met nice people and excellent conductors helping us out. Great service, great people and as a special perk-quite cheap.

Thank Sonofmyparents
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Staff helpful and well mannered. Only gripe is they let 2 many people on and it feels like a cattle train

Thank Emma D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Perfect way to get around Blackpool, have fond memories of them since I was considerably younger. Love the ride right along the front, especially when the illuminations are on.

Thank Nilfheilm
Reviewed 2 days ago

Always ask your conductor if there is a cheaper ticket, its a great way to get around blackpool fleetwoood clevelsy and bispham

Thank Kay B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Been years since I've been to see the lights so I said I would take the little on but she was more interested in riding the trams than the lights £11 for 3 day travel pass, hop on hop off as many times as you...More

Thank Mcclegend
Reviewed 2 days ago

A good way to travel and some friendly staff as well. £11 for a family for 24 hours travel on buses and trams in blackpool.

Thank adam_nwuk
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Dianemarie H
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I don't see why not. A wheelchair was on when we were on
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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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I think so, I believe you can get discount if Bought with train ticket at same time look on Web, nice Caffè in Stanley Park facing zoo, free entry to park boating lake Also Costa Coffee at hospital 15min walk From zoo make... More
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