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Blackpool Tramway

Blackpool FY1 5DD, England
+44 1253 37001
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What a treat to go back in time with the heritage trams ,we took our family on these and was going... read more

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kazndave91
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bridlington
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best attraction in blackpool

had another brilliant day on the herritage trams it was tram sunday at fleetwood and there was lots... read more

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gordon m
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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a treat to go back in time with the heritage trams ,we took our family on these and was going on about my times in Blackpool growing up as a lad,which my family really enjoyed lol...

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Reviewed yesterday

had another brilliant day on the herritage trams it was tram sunday at fleetwood and there was lots of the herritage double decker trams running from pleasure beach to ash street at fleetwood running nearly every 15 minutes it was great to be traveling on...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We sent to Blackpool Tower for an event the Saturday night but had stayed at a hotel in Bispham....did not want to take the car and try to find parking so took the tram....run every 10 mins most of the day so this was perfect...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

5.50 for 24 hours great way of seeing more all the way to Fleetwood hop on and off as much as you like

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I agree with other reviews that this is an iconic tramline and is reliable and regular...but it is expensive if you are only making one or two journeys and don’t have a pass. If you have a bus pass don’t bother getting the tram because...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The new trams are great. Spacious and comfortable, plus wifi on board. Extra cost unfortunately from the bus pass system and the older trams are a premium fare ride. Part of Blackpool... enjoy...

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Used the tram service just recently on a visit to blackpool, we boarded the tram oitside the suncentre and travelled to Clevely for the day. There were 2 of is and 2 wheelchairs, easy push on access, tram conducter very friendly and quite funny going,...More

Thank Cheryl P
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Staff all really helpful and friendly Good value - £5.50 for unlimited trips in 24 hours Trams every 10 mins throughout the day and every 15 mins in the evening Superb service

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Regular service with modern teams and helpful conductor who advised on best fares and announced stops with names of hotels.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The tram is great and is iconic in Blackpool. It's a shame it is so expensive and if there are 2 or 3 people Uber works out cheaper.

Thank Scott8446
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Mick F
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Response from DAVID G | Reviewed this property |
Not sure we got a rain from central pier about 10 45 and I know there was one after. We were travelling north
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Yes, up Talbot Road to North Station. Due spring 2019
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