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Review of Blackpool Tramway

Blackpool Tramway
Ranked #2 of 85 things to do in Blackpool
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed January 23, 2013

There very reliable form of transport if you don't want to walk miles along blackpool sea front.
When we went it was a busy time so we were unable to get on with a pram

Thank westlife4eva
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

now the new trams are there , they are very smoothe take a ride up to clevelys . great little seaside town

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

The tramway has recently been done up and you can travel from starr gate right up to fleetwood ferry, passing through cleveleys

Thank Gillian L
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

Took a trip from blackpool to fleetwood just to the freeport outlet shopping centre. I was last on a tram 5 years ago, old, cold and rattly! Now they are very modern and warm!

Thank Kim N
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

We love the Trams, friendliness and sociable among other tram riders, and the conductors are fun, amiable Characters.

Thank trevjudith
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