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Blackpool Tramway

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Address: Blackpool FY1 5DD, England
Phone Number: +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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Clean and efficient

We went right from one end to the other. Clean and efficient, if sometimes a bit overcrowded. A day ticket works out better value, and gives you the freedom to hop on and off... read more

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went right from one end to the other. Clean and efficient, if sometimes a bit overcrowded. A day ticket works out better value, and gives you the freedom to hop on and off whereever takes your fancy. We wanted to ride the open-top heritage tram to see the lights, but the queue was so long, the trams would have... More 

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Sheffield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very convenient way to travel easily the quickest way to get from place to place and also quite cheap

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Thank Geosuk
hull, uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very exhilarating ride. Cheap and would recommend anyone who has never been on the Blackpool tramways. Good interesting experience. Get a day pass if using the tramways

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Thank Michael P
Grangemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You just cant beat Blackpool Trams, buy a day/week ticket from one of the local outlets and save money. The trams run from Starrgate to Fleetwood and hop on and off as you please

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Thank mogz2013
Blackpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I use trams regularly.The new trams are more efficient but have less seats than older one.cost is reasonable but if traffic not bad the parralel bus No.1 is quicker.

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Thank 10juventus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great way to travel the length of the prom and up to Fleetwood. Fantastic views of the prom illuminations.

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Thank Wendyalice
Thornaby on Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On holiday we used the trams a lot we bought the weekly pass which saved you money ,we went to St Anne,Fleetwood .Cleves and up and down the sea front.

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Thank johnlayton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great to roll along the promenade to Fleetwood but more like a train than a tram. Very comfortable but the constant canned messages a bit irksome.. Still, very good value for money.......£5 on the tram....£4 from the hotel both for a full 24 hours...

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Thank Norman C
Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

the trams are brillient me and my sister travelled on the trams we travelled to sandcastle water park at we went to north per and then we went to the tower

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Thank nicola l
Blackpool, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We live in Blackpool, but I have always loved riding a tram. The old ones, are an experience where you sometimes rock from side to side, but the new ones are lovely, airy and comfortable. As we live in Blackpool, we can use our bus pass, so ride for free, but otherwise I think it is reasonable, to travel on.... More 

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