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Blackpool Tramway

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Address: Rigby Road | Blackpool, Blackpool FY1 5DD, England
Phone Number: +44 1253 37001
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5:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 1:00 am
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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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This trasport system is ideal and great for hopping on and off anywhere along the promenade and daysaver fares are excellent value for money

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This trasport system is ideal and great for hopping on and off anywhere along the promenade and daysaver fares are excellent value for money

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to Fleetwood but took a tram to get back to Tower. Stops just outside . You can buy a ticket for £2.50 one way but best value is a day pass for £5.They are the modern trams these days but travel along seafront

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great service and a great way to travel. A very smooth journey. Whether you travel from pier to pier or go to Fleetwood and back it's a nice way to go.

Thank CatherineCat
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Buy a ticket for £5.00 per person and now (26 November onwards) you can ride as much as you like for 24 hours. Good value, see all of the promenade and get to where you want to go with this frequent service.

Thank JayNottingham
Hinckley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great journey on the tram, and great value for money. Really ended the night well. The ticket guy was friendly, helpful and a great ambassador for Blackpool

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the first time we used the new tram and I must say they are very clean and on time, the price is a little high, and they don't offer a return ticket, just a day saver

Thank EJ13121
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always a treat getting back on these old lady,s. Great way to hop on and off to journey up and down the sea front.

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Alloa, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

excellent service and the one pass lets you use this service as many times as you require an excellent way to get around from starrgate to Fleetwood , great service

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Did a return trip Blackpool to Fleetwood on the tram. New trams are spotlessly clean, quiet with really helpful staff. The journey of about 45 minutes from North Pier to Fleetwood was interesting as it travelled along the sea front then through the various districts north of Blackpool. Doesn't cost the earth, either....£2.50 each way for a trip of about... More 

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

would go again on trams again day or night time the best thing was the lights very nice also liked the tram shape train and boat

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