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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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Great traditions kept going and very much keep on time, lovely in illuminations as well as they still light them up, fantastic

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great traditions kept going and very much keep on time, lovely in illuminations as well as they still light them up, fantastic

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Used the trams quite a bit over our weekend - they were modern & clean (if only all the passengers had been to) very good

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the tram to Fleetwood very clean and conductor's very friendly. I personally prefer the old style trams .

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the tram from outside our hotel in Fleetwood and, for £5 each, we travelled to the end of the line and back; a great way to see the coast, especially in November. The tram was clean, modern and comfortable; a great way to travel.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Reasonably priced at about 3 quid for a return journey and what you get is a ride on a slice of history and probably the most helpful staff I have met in a very long time!

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very friendly conductors .. helped where with we were going and made sure we got there. Very good with our little one too!! Good way to travel

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bought day tickets and then you just get on and off as you want. The staff are helpful and friendly. No need to check timetables as the trams are frequent, just wait at the nearest stop. Trams are clean and modern.

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Saltcoats, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Best value to get about tram and bus ticket a must if your not great at walking ,Blackpool's a big place.

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

special offer from town to Fleetwood £1 each way.friendly helpful staff .clean and comfortable way of getting around

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent service, efficient and clean, reasonably inexpensive. Modern system now in operation, nice amenities at the new tram terminal. Still takes you along the main front of Blackpool, and as efficient as the previous trolley teams that operated once down the promo made.

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