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Blackpool Tramway

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Address: Blackpool FY1 5DD, England
Phone Number: +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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Lads weekend away

Well worth trying this when you visit. Perfect travel up the main drag for groups of friends or just couples. I highly recommend it

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Neath, United Kingdom
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Neath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well worth trying this when you visit. Perfect travel up the main drag for groups of friends or just couples. I highly recommend it

Thank Daz-34
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Blackpool trams are very modern, and it is a 'novelty' to ride on them. Easy to get on and off using one of the five sliding doors. There is plenty of seating and room for prams etc. If you want FREE transport then the trams are NOT for you, (the number 1 bus runs along the promenade and you... More 

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Blackpool trams provide a great service, very frequent trams, around every 15minutes during the day. They don't do return tickets but you get a day ticket for £5 that lasts for 24 hours from the time it is bought. Fantastic value!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thankfully the system has been brought unto date in design and comfort but you cant beat the luxury of retro trams with all the childhood memoirs !!

Thank Ronskin56
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the tram is good value for money you can travel up to Fleetwood or down to the last stop well past the south pier any time a pleasant ride nice & clean well impressed.

1 Thank Sandra B
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a great time on the trams. The conductors were all very friendly and approachable, keeping us right about ticket prices/discounts etc. The trams were spotlessly clean too, which was nice. All in all a great service.

1 Thank McLellan A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Used the trams a lot but single fares are really expensive. If you plan to use the trams buy a day pass.

Thank MrGridesaBMW
Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went from our Hotel to Fleetwood , brought back many memories .lovely ride . Went to Free port shopping , brilliant . Good day

Thank Vfwoody30
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great way to travel the promenade from each end of the town. You can get discount tickets depending on your stay. They are very frequent and apart from the hard seates I cannot fault them.

Thank Franke142b
Cupar, Fife
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The new trams travel from Still Gate to Fleetwood every 15 minutes. Takes about 50 minutes from the hotel Craig Y Don mto Fleetwood. Cost £5 to riade all day

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