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Blackpool Tramway

Blackpool FY1 5DD, England
+44 1253 37001
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Efficient service.

Used the tram for the first time today. Found the experience quite good. Conductor on... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Prudol
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Brilliant experience with amazing staff

We used the tramway during a family visit for the illuminations in October 2017. We were based at... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ninetyseven
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staffordshire
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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 2 days ago via mobile

Used the tram for the first time today. Found the experience quite good. Conductor on board very helpful. Good stop display. Average price.

Thank Prudol
Reviewed 2 days ago

We used the tramway during a family visit for the illuminations in October 2017. We were based at Fleetwood and a twenty-four hour family card was fantastic value. The trams were clean and frequent and the staff outstanding. All the ones we came across were...More

Thank ninetyseven
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Always clean very regular and conductors are freindly and help people in wheelchairs and who are less able bodied.

Thank Sheila N
Reviewed 4 days ago

During the 1940/50's as a child I used to love riding on the Blackpool tramways, especially the double deckers and open top trams in their sweeping green and cream livery and clanging bells. The modern trams in their wishy washy paint job may be more...More

Thank Tony E
Reviewed 4 days ago

Bought a 24 hour ticket for £5.00 and used it on both tram and bus. All the Blackpool transport staff were excellent and helpful . Trams and busses clean. We travelled up to Freeport and it's worth the ticket price.

1  Thank David B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great tram ride brought back some lovely childhood memories, the ticket conductors were lovely and pleasant a great trip.

Thank Liverbird196204
Reviewed 5 days ago

The trams are frequent and clean and bright The staff are generally friendly and helpful (but we all have off days) The three day adult ticket is great value at £11 well worth it. Essential for travel on the sea front.

Thank skirkby4862
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great way to get around Blackpool. Even cheaper if you download their App for your phone, cheaper travel tickets, and the schedules right on your phone.

Thank MadHippy436
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would get 5 stars but it gets packed out and using my bus pass on the tram and the bus is good😊 on price its around the same as a bus in blackpool so not too much and its faster

Thank James H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on an illuminated tram. What a lovely way to travel the golden mile and see Blackpool’s beautiful illuminations

Thank U1670FHbeckyh
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adacard3
5 November 2017|
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Response from Kevin L | Reviewed this property |
No idea. I live in Southampton.
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Merylcar
23 October 2017|
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Response from Gary C | Property representative |
Only on the buses, not trams. The number 1 bus route follows the route of the tramway.
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Sue B
17 October 2017|
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Response from Gary C | Property representative |
Yes, well behaved dogs are welcome and free on Heritage trams!
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