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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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As my husband is disabled I find the conductor is very helpful and makes sure that he is able to get of safely.Nice clean transport plenty of room to manoeuvre.so sorry that it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As my husband is disabled I find the conductor is very helpful and makes sure that he is able to get of safely.Nice clean transport plenty of room to manoeuvre.so sorry that it does not go all the way to St Anne'so.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to the Belmont at xmas. WE had a great time. Good food. Very clean. Owner and staff excellent. Booked again for next xmas but will go again during this year.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very well priced, regular service, friendly staff...... kids loved it!! Easiest and quickest way to get around!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The walk along Blackpool promenade is great but sometimes it's nice to take the weight off your feet and travel in style. The tram offers you the chance to do this for a reasonable fee. It also stretches to Lytham St Annes and Fleetwood so you can enjoy both these places and all between without having to worry about driving

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Egremont, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service, staff friendly. Saved money on 3 day saver tickets. Staff helpful with times of trams and which stop needed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So much easier and cheaper then driving. parking in blackppol can be expensive tram is the best transport to use.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I used the tram here almost everyday, since my family and I got a pass everyday to make our way from up at the Cliffs Hotel, down to the bottom of the long road. The tram was pretty average, though I would like one in my own town at some point! Whenever it moved suddenly, you could slip if you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We hired a heritage tram for an 80th birthday celebration. The staff at Blundell Street depot could not have been more helpful. We trimmed our double decker no. 717 with balloons and bunting the day before. It arrived on time to take us a tour of the illuminations on a lovely clear night when the traffic on the Promenade was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

nice to go on the tram, they are very clean and warm too. tram is not expensive, and is ideal for going up and down the front if you have walking difficulties,

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was great to have conductors on the trams, yes more than on all there to take fares, explain cheaper deals and help with prams wheelchairs etc; Very smooth and comfortable,wish they had been on New years day though.

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