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“Great service”
Review of Blackpool Tramway

Blackpool Tramway
Ranked #2 of 88 things to do in Blackpool
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Great service with frequent trams. All conductors were friendly and welcoming on my journeys. Trams were spotless and I love the day rover ticket for £5.00

Thank jellybaby9122
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"day ticket"
in 717 reviews
"new trams"
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"heritage trams"
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"unlimited travel"
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"bus pass"
in 132 reviews
"fleetwood ferry"
in 126 reviews
"tram service"
in 125 reviews
"regular service"
in 115 reviews
"weekly ticket"
in 104 reviews
"tram system"
in 92 reviews
"clean trams"
in 79 reviews
"great value"
in 404 reviews
"family ticket"
in 208 reviews
"value for money"
in 357 reviews
"sea front"
in 160 reviews
"pleasure beach"
in 423 reviews
"golden mile"
in 75 reviews

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

I wish we had a tram service in Bristol they run like clock work and easy access all day long - great service with great people running them with help on which stops you need and attractions

Thank s1strac
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Getting around in Blackpool is made so easy with the great service of the buses and trams for a £5 pass you have 24 hours of unlimited travel on either bus or tram. For £14 it’s a whole week off travel. If you are a group of 3then £12 for 24 hours travel I find this one not so good for family’s they really need a group ticket for 4to accommodate most family’s.. There is a app you can download that allows you to buy your ticket in advance and activate when ready to start traveling easy to use and no worrying on where you put the ticket as it’s on your phone.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Caught the tram to Fleetwood and back. The tram was quiet and went at a speed that allowed you to see all there is to see along the sea front and into Fleetwood. At a cost of £5 per person for a 24 hour ticket this was very good value.

Thank Graham W
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Trams were running about every 10 minutes. Staff on the tram were friendly, helpful and knowledgable.
One particular guy was so chatty and funny, calling out all the places of interest and cracking jokes, not one person on the crowded tram had their head in a mobile phone! Everyone was too busy listening to and having a laugh with the tram conductor.

Thank MelCaz
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