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Blackpool Tramway

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Address: Blackpool FY1 5DD, England
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+44 1253 37001
05:00 - 01:00
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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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Brill way to get around Blackpool

6 friends,one in a wheelchair.Trams run every half an hour,very clean,conductors very friendly and helpful,takes 45 minutes from the south Pier to Fleetwood,lovely relaxing... read more

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6 friends,one in a wheelchair.Trams run every half an hour,very clean,conductors very friendly and helpful,takes 45 minutes from the south Pier to Fleetwood,lovely relaxing journey.A £5 day ticket lets you get on and off as many times in 24 hours as you like,if bought tickets bought separately it would have cost £30,but as we were a group of six were... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Blackpool trams are the best way of travelling along the Fylde coast, especially off season when they are not crowded.

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no problems what so ever just used it to get around as me and my mother-in-law are disabled conductors are friendly

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We were a group of friends staying in Blackpool for the Easter weekend. We boarded a tram opposite our Hotel and travelled to Fleetwood ferry to catch the little ferry to Knott End. Four of us had a group ticket for £15 which we thought was excellent value. It was valid for 24 hours and allowed us another journey the... More 

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The Blackpool trams are clean and efficient and the best way to get around the main strip in Blackpool. The also provide you with a cheap way to get from A to B. If you are planning on doing a bit of traveling on your visit, you can buy a 24 hour, three day or seven day pass which is... More 

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Nothing quite beats a Tram ride along Blackpool's fabulous coastline . The safest mode of transport in town. Clean, comfortable, friendly and polite conductors. Some terrific views to enjoy. Highly recommended.

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The Blackpool tramway, aside from bringing you swiftly around in town, has a fantastic solid and fast wifi system on board. We regularly took the tram, not to get somewhere, but just to quickly download our messages and emails!

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The tramway is not just a wonderful means of transport but part of Blackpool's heritage and history, too. As well as the modern tramway, there are frequent heritage services using some of the traditional trams; the best of both worlds.

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The trams were very clean, ran frequently and the staff are so helpful. They know where all attractions, shops etc.. are and make sure you leave at the right stop. 10/10 Blackpool Transport, this is an excellent service you offer at an excellent proce.

Thank Sonia F
Telford, United Kingdom
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Me and my partner recently used the Blackpool tram line and the customer service we received was brilliant. The trams were on time, very lovely inside and the staff were helpful too. Also, I have to admit the prices were rather cheap too!

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