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Blackpool Tramway

Blackpool FY1 5DD, England
+44 1253 37001
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Great way for getting about Blackpool - can be expensive per single journey though so try and get a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Hawick, United Kingdom
great way to see the prom

The tramway runs for 11 miles along the seafront from Blackpool to Fleetwood. Its a nice way to see... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Michael M
Dublin, Ireland
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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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+44 1253 37001
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Reviewed yesterday

Great way for getting about Blackpool - can be expensive per single journey though so try and get a multi-use ticket

Thank scotref2004
Reviewed yesterday

The tramway runs for 11 miles along the seafront from Blackpool to Fleetwood. Its a nice way to see the prom and the staff on the trams are really friendly too. Its only a single line so if you want anywhere other than the prom...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 2 days ago

The 24 hr tramp pass was great for us, as you can go any where hop on and hop off where you want, also includes Arriva buses

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Have been to Blackpool many times but very rarely used local transport as we always walked everywhere. This time however we were issued with travel passes with our hotel booking so decided to take advantage of it. What a pleasure each journey was, the carriage...More

Thank lexisnana
Reviewed 2 days ago

Having not visited Blackpool since the mid 70s it was sad to see that the old trams have been retired. However, the new modern ones are very comfortable with plenty of seating available. The service operated between Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Fleetwood, offering a tram...More

Thank peterfinneran
Reviewed 3 days ago

Clean and tidy on there staff very friendly and welcoming and trams always on time I highly recommend using

Thank 33katie
Reviewed 3 days ago

we just been on the trams for the last two day and joyed every min we went up to freeport bus which you use you tram ticket on busers too

Thank steffi601951
Reviewed 3 days ago

if u go to blackpool u need a wee tram ride haha they are brill come quite often u can go one way or both ways

Thank Janice S
Reviewed 4 days ago

2.20 single fare to go a few stops. Thought that was a little too steep for such a short journey. Think i will walk in future

Thank Playedlynny
Reviewed 5 days ago

Used several times during our trip. The Blackpool one ticket at £5 is great value lasting 24 hours meaning you can jump on and off trams and buses as required. One slight issue for me last tram from Starr Gate to town is 11:15 yet...More

Thank Baldwonder77
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Graeme M
can you buy a weekend ticket
3 May 2017|
Response from UncleBulgaria15 | Reviewed this property |
For the modern trams, you can buy a 3 day ticket, for the heritage trams you pay by the day as they don't operate daily..
Linda J
Cost of ticket
12 March 2017|
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Response from Gary C | Property representative |
To ride the Heritage Trams a promenade tour costs £3.50 adult/£2 child. The tour can be split in 2, like a return ticket! A day ticket that includes all Heritage Trams and illumination tours plus all modern trams and buses... More
marie r
Are dogs allowed on trams
9 March 2017|
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Response from Gary C | Property representative |
Dogs are allowed, 50p on modern trams and free on Heritage Trams.