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Blackpool Tramway

Blackpool FY1 5DD, England
+44 1253 37001
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Oldest and Prettiest Trams!

These trams look so good and the experience of travelling by the beach is madness! Worth a try if... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Indieopus
Excellent Transport Service

Excellent means of transport - bought a family pass for £11 for the day and stopped straight... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Carly S
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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 2 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 3 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
Reviewed 3 days ago

A fun, cheap and easy way to travel from Blackpool to Fleetwood... So easy to hop on and always a stop near the local amenities. Trams are brilliant to see during the illuminations, when they are all lit up as boats and various other shapes...More

Thank Katrina F
Reviewed 5 days ago

the tram system in Blackpool is a great way to get from the pleasure beach in the south of the resort to the north pier and well beyond it hugs the coast line giving pleasant views as you proceed and is very reasonable price wise...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Good regular service,every 15 mins in the day until about 8pm , then every 30 mins until midnight. 24 pass cost £5 - covers Bus & Tram service. Ideal for traveling to/from Fleetwood - Blackpool .🚃🚃🚃

Thank Mesh12
Reviewed 1 week ago

I use the trams regularly and enjoy it very much.There are no traffic jams or roadworks which is lovely as the roads are a nightmare at the moment.On a tram you can get from A to B in no time and there is no delay...More

Thank arrellsandra
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bought a 24 hr ticket staff were very helpful in answering our questions about where to go and how to combine with bus tickets

Thank mie494
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Returning to Blackpool after many years for a four day stay it was great to travel on the old tramway! I well remember the old carriages from the 1960s! Sparks flying from the contacts overhead, the loud pooping hooters and the oily smells! All now...More

Thank Andyfides
Reviewed 1 week ago

During 2016 we visited Blackpool 5 times and used the Blackpool Tramways 3 or 4 times on each visit from The Pleasure Beach to Fleetwood and Cleveleys. on all occassions we found the Conductors and Drivers to be extremely present, the trams to be on...More

Thank mattandval2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly conductors meet you onboard and at £5 for 24 hours it’s excellent Value for money. You can travel as far as FLEETWOOD and visit the fabulous indoor market too at no extra cost, and you can use your ticket on the buses too, bargain.

Thank JulieTurner007
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Peter N
29 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
6 November 2017|
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Response from Kevin L | Reviewed this property |
No idea. I live in Southampton.
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Merylcar
24 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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