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Blackpool Tramway

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Address: Rigby Road | Blackpool, Blackpool, England
Phone Number: +44 1253 37001
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Description: Blackpool has the oldest electric street tramway in the world with records...
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. The bus services suffered from local competition throughout the 1980s and early 90s, culminating in the purchase by Blackpool Transport of the former Lytham St Annes corporation services, which by 1993 were running as Blue Buses. The Blue Buses depot at Squires Gate was kept for several years until all operations were consolidated on one site at Rigby Road.
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When we visit Blackpool we usually use the Tram.It goes for a distance of about 11 miles along the coast from South Blackpool(Star Gate) to Fleetwood which is a town north of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

When we visit Blackpool we usually use the Tram.It goes for a distance of about 11 miles along the coast from South Blackpool(Star Gate) to Fleetwood which is a town north of Blackpool that used to be a thriving port. The trams are very modern and sleek but there are older heritage trams to ride on during the season.Blackpool has... More 

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fife
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Plenty trams and if you bought a weekly ticket you can use the tram as much as you like and it did save money

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The trams are very cheap.I expected to pay a lot more. Plenty of stops net to main attractions. Run frequently

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Larne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Buy a weekly ticket if there for 7 nights, unlimited travel for £14 for an adult and the pays for buses and trams, great value

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Went during light switch on in August. The service that should normally be available was suspended and interrupted due to a cordoned off section of the strip. With so many visitors to the area more workable solutions should have been made available. Trams were totally mobbed and unreliable with No information posted anywhere about the disruptions or alternatives available. In... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Trams and B'pool and they don't disappoint, Heritage trams are very reasonably priced. Tram Sunday festival is the biggest tram day. going to fleetwood for the fest is great, and you do get to go on a few trams but I believe there are more inblackpool out and about on that day than any other.

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

excellent way to get around as you can leave your car at the hotel, and it runs throughout the day so you can get anywhere any time day or night

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Nice, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

i took this tramway from the beginning to the end and back, this is certainly the best way to discover the coast, as you can stop whenever you want.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A day ticket, covers all Blackpool trams & buses. Take a tram to Stargate Teminus, then, cross road, & get a bus to Lythem St Annes. Or tram to Fleetwood, & visit market.

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed travelling on the trams in Blackpool, £4.50 for a day ticket,excellent value, travelled the whole route to Fleetwood and back, great new trams really comfortable

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Address: Rigby Road | Blackpool, Blackpool, England
Phone Number: +44 1253 37001
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Blackpool

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