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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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Beautiful views & reasonably priced!

We enjoyed travelling on the different trams, up to Fleetwood & down to Starr Gate. It is a lovely way to see the Blackpool coast! The views are beautiful & the staff so helpful... read more

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Bradwell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed travelling on the different trams, up to Fleetwood & down to Starr Gate. It is a lovely way to see the Blackpool coast! The views are beautiful & the staff so helpful! A one day or three day ticket is the cheapest way to do it!

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arbroath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Always get tram passes when on holiday and at £13.50 for an adult 7 day pass superb value. Trams run very frequently and are the best way to get from a to b along the prom.

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Thank keith b
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Family weekend away so decided to take the tram bought a day ticket excelent value for money and fantastic customer service by the staff

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Thank Lorna W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an excellent way to get around Blackpool! With stops close to every attraction along the promenade we made use of it every day of our 4 day stay! And as we booked through Blackpool Promotions we received free Blackpool travel cards which done us all the way along to Fleetwood Ferry. A very clean service as well and... More 

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Thank Robert H
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The modern trams run approximately every 10 minutes Squires Gate to Fleetwood and you can also take a trip back in history on one of the Heritage Trams which depart from the Centre of town near to the Tourist Information Centre (on the promenade)

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Thank Heather O
County Antrim, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

we used the tram to get along the promenade and to Fleetwood , so easy use and the staff very friendly

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are quite modern trams that you can use for transport that run along the coast from the South Pier area al lthe way to Fleetwood. Some older more touristy trams go up and down and they're fun as they bring back the halcyon days of the town and can be open topped.

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Bradford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Blackpool trams are SUPER' dog tickets a £1 a day, brilliant and most not all of the conductors are nice and friendly...,,

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Thank patsy272
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

In a world where cities and towns opt to go for Light Rail, one would expect it to be a swift transit and comfortable. It ain't. It's hectic, cramped, smelly and really untimely. You really are better off walking in most scenarios because the tram is slow, there are many stops and a simple journey can turn into a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Undeniably a great way to get up and down Blackpool sea front. Quite cheap. On time. Helpful staff that have a lot to put up with..clean carriages. Would definiately use again.

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