Blackpool Tramway

Blackpool Tramway: Hours, Address, Blackpool Tramway Reviews: 4.5/5

Blackpool Tramway
4.5
5:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Monday
5:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
5:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
5:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
5:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Friday
5:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
5:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Sunday
5:00 AM - 1:00 AM
About
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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Brianthelion
Birmingham, UK2,123 contributions
Jan 2022
A great way if you have time to get the full sea view experience. Handy for all sorts of places along the coast. Now contactless ticketing available much handier. 24 hour ticket decent value too.
Written January 23, 2022
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Garry W
Leicestershire, UK31 contributions
Jan 2022
We went on the heritage tram ( Old double deck balloon type ) The trip was not as long as expected and the tram was meant to be a Santa special. We did not have any children in our group and maybe we were looking through the wrong set of eyes A few stickers a Santa special does not make and I assume children might be a bit disappointed.
If the trip had been longer it would have been 4 stars as these old trams have bags of character.
Written January 15, 2022
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Kevin laye
12 contributions
Oct 2021
Did the Hertiage illuminated train trip.... seen it since I was a child but at 62 I took it for the first time..was solo on it and the conductor very kindly let me sit in the comfy seat at the back of the tram where I got an amazing view of the lights... loved it and will go again
Written January 7, 2022
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Sandra L
Manchester, UK14 contributions
Jan 2022
The trams are such a great way to get around the resort and are very cheap. The conductors are very helpful and are happy to suggest places to visit when staying in the area.
Written January 6, 2022
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jmgglg
Rugby, UK37 contributions
Jan 2022
The day rider ticket is a bargain at 5.50. Comfy seats to view the passing scene. Convenient stops for getting about and helpful staff on board to brighten your trip experience.
Written January 4, 2022
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jessimo
Stoke-on-Trent, UK863 contributions
Nov 2021
The one way to travel in Blackpool you can get a 24 hour pass for a really good price. It does literally stop at every stop but if you don't mind that then this form of transport is a winner. We used it to get to Fleetwood i dread to think how much taxis would be because i've had experience of how expensive they are in the town. You do get a great ride when the lights are on just be prepared that it will get extremely busy.
Written January 3, 2022
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Carolyn I
Gomersal, UK19 contributions
Dec 2021
Myself n hubby had decided cos the lights were on for longer this year it would be good to sea the lights, but i can't walk far, i have Parkinson's disease, and we took mum in law and her friend as special crimbo treat, great way to view the lights on a tram,
Written December 30, 2021
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DavePen49
Penmaenmawr, UK228 contributions
Dec 2021
I think if you were staying for a few days it would work out as a good option to buy a saver ticket but thought a day return was quite expensive.
Written December 30, 2021
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Carol
2 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Travelled from Bipsham to north pier at 2 pm today . Absolutely appalling lack of regard to COVID by the crew - crowded in to excess , we were surrounded by numerous people with no masks , no ventilation in carriages . No suggestion to those not wearing masks about risks - there were numerous elderly like myself as as a vulnerable health adult looking very fearful of risks .
Written December 29, 2021
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twin-turbo-rob
58 contributions
Dec 2021
Fairly shoddy service today. Low visibility signage suggested track work was going to reduce them to a 20 min interval service.

But in fact the track work was cancelled, but instead they had driver issues and we waited an hour in for a tram. We would have caught one earlier but noticed the station said "This station is temporarily closed due to the state of nearby buildings at the Metropole" we were up the line from the MP but walked up to the next station anyway missing the tram that passed us be 100 yards.

Conductors could easily have put in flyers advising the delay was an hour.

They could also have staggered the 3 units that seemed to be in operation, but instead the seemed to be chasing each others tails ( all be it by 20 mins ) but leaving huge gaps.

A prime example of public transport being unreliable, we could have walked the last 1.5 miles in under the time we waited in the cold.
Written December 13, 2021
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