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Blackpool Tramway

Blackpool FY1 5DD, England
+44 1253 37001
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Great travel option

Spent a few days in Blackpool and this is the best way to travel up and down the promenade. Jump on... read more

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hfen85
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My disappointing lunch

Not been here for years, got there a little after 1pm £18.00 for a half of dark fruit cider and a... 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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Spent a few days in Blackpool and this is the best way to travel up and down the promenade. Jump on and pay the guys on-board. For a 24 hour ticket to hop on and off at any stop it's £5 per adult and we...More

Thank hfen85
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not been here for years, got there a little after 1pm £18.00 for a half of dark fruit cider and a pint of Guinness and 2 Carvery meals no beer extras. They only had 3 kinds of pork all vegg dry and salad area was...More

Thank Jonathan W
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The staff were very helpful, as I was not sure where exactly to get off the tram. The tram was nice and warm, not smelly at all.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We got a 24 hour ticket and these are fantastic value buy on your phone and you have a e-ticket so much better than loosing a paper one. We travelled from our hotel near the pleasure beach to Blackpool tower and the trams were very...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What more can you say about the tram lol. It takes you where you want to go, for a good price and with helpful staff.

Thank Nrgize77
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You cant get a better way of getting about than on a tram.we paid£5 for a day saver.which we didnt get till 430 on the day and supprisingly you can use it till 430 the next day.great value for money. We went fleetwood.cleveleys and blackpool.

Thank caramel074
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A great way to see the prom and travel between Star Gate and Fleetwood Ferry. Wonderful sea views, comfy and reasonably fast. If your travelling more than a few stops, and making more than one journey, get a £5.00 day ticket. Great value! It also...More

Thank Bryan W
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Reviewed 3 days ago

£5.00 for a day ticket, which is excellent value. Top notch and well look after trams. A good ride with lots of views. Took the tram and did the full circuit which took about 70 minuets.

Thank Mark T
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great mode of transport to get along the promenade or a bit further afield to Fleetwood or Cleveleys. Nice modern trams but still miss the old ones

Thank Ann E
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Bought daily tram ticket from Hotel.....so cheap and used all day, fabulous way to travel between Piers and further .

Thank loveObagul
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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
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adacard3
5 November 2017|
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Response from ROSSY137888 | Reviewed this property |
No is finished now on the 5th actually.Chris
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Merylcar
23 October 2017|
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Response from Gary C | Property representative |
Only on the buses, not trams. The number 1 bus route follows the route of the tramway.
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