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Blackpool Tramway

Blackpool FY1 5DD, England
+44 1253 37001
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24 hour ticket

The new tram service in Blackpool is superb, spotless, on time and friendly conductors. The... read more

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Robert E
Widnes, United Kingdom
via mobile
£5 all day

For only £5 you can travel the whole of Blackpool down to Fleetwood for a whole day. Easy to use... read more

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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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Blackpool FY1 5DD, England
+44 1253 37001
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The new tram service in Blackpool is superb, spotless, on time and friendly conductors. The conductor told us what tickets to buy and saved us £3 off what we thought we would have to pay. Great tickets to jump on and off. Trams are running...More

Thank Robert E
Reviewed yesterday

For only £5 you can travel the whole of Blackpool down to Fleetwood for a whole day. Easy to use and get around on the tram system

Thank pearlGloucester
Reviewed 4 days ago

Took tram to Fleetwood from Blackpool. Conductors very helpful. Trams nice and clean, and best of all, on time.

Thank Helen L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went on tram on trip to cleeves first time using Blackpool tram conductor was very helpful pointing out various places of intrerest only there a couple of days shall use the tram on next visit

Thank jimmitch7788
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a godsend when it’s to cold to walk Buy the 24 hour ticket you also use them on buses The stops are outside the main hotels and attractions

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great service from the tram. We visited Blackpool for 3 days and used the tram to get up and down the strip. We paid £5 per adult for a day ticket which is a bargain, especially when it’s raining. Great service and a bargain! Definitely...More

Thank gemmalouu
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great service and very friendly guards. Trams ran on time and family ticket good value and easy to use with the app.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The trams are great value since we were up at the top end of the Pleasure Beach area, rather than where everything was actually happening. They are simple and come regularly, saves having to get expensive taxis when you can just get a tram!

Thank algubler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Purchased a 24 hour ticket £5 that lasts for 24 hours. It can be used on normal trams and buses which run frequently. Excellent value for money.

Thank Jane K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

£5 for 24 hour unlimited bus & tram travel. Fantastic. One tram was a little late but far cheaper than using taxi’s.

Thank jpormerod
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Peter N
29 December 2017|
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Response from Richard M | Reviewed this property |
You can only use a Blackpool bus pass on the trams. I tried with mine but not accepted, only on the bus journeys
5 November 2017|
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Response from ROSSY137888 | Reviewed this property |
No is finished now on the 5th actually.Chris
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.