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Blackpool Tramway

Blackpool FY1 5DD, England
+44 1253 37001
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great way to see the illuminations

The tramway runs from Star Gate to Fleetwood, a total of around 7 miles and stops off at many... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
edwardbear80
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Fast service

Trams run frequently on the beach front, the tram was very clean and the conductors were very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
clairebrearley
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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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

The tramway runs from Star Gate to Fleetwood, a total of around 7 miles and stops off at many locations, some suggestions are Bispham, Cleveleys and Fleetwood all small towns in their own right. and with their own shops and characters as well as all...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Trams run frequently on the beach front, the tram was very clean and the conductors were very chirpy and happy, and you can you use your bus tickets on here too so win win.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The modern trams don't have the character of their older counterparts, but they are swift, cheap and smooth. Ride for 24 hours for £5, it is the easy way to travel along Blackpool's seafront

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Me my sister my niece and friends came back by tram tonight no problem good service but the conductor charged me 8 pounds 20 for the fair and then proceeded to give me 1pounds 80 change out of twenty pounds then walked off caught up...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

£5 for 24 hours of travel which can be used on buses. The staff we extremely helpful and told us what buses to catch to get to our destination

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The trams have been a great way to get around, they have saved my little legs from all the walking. Jasper

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Blackpool trams.... wow what can I say Clean fast and superb service . Conductors were very helpful and friendly. Day tickets or 3 ,4 , 7 day passes available very good value for money

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Tramway staff are very friendly and helpful the prices are very good. You can get a wheelchair on with no trouble at all

Thank Angelite58
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A good way to travel in comfort along a crowded promenade. lovely views of the beach and town centre attractions. worth the wait .Modern, Fast, Efficient, on time, staff very friendly, great...

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A great way to take in the Golden Mile especially on one of the character trams when the lights are on.

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joandodd
18 April 2018|
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Response from Julie A B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry could not say think it would be best to contact the company direct.
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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
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adacard3
5 November 2017|
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Response from ROSSY137888 | Reviewed this property |
No is finished now on the 5th actually.Chris
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