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Blackpool Tramway

Blackpool FY1 5DD, England
+44 1253 37001
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Efficient method of getting around.

Quick clean and efficient transport. Spent £11 on 24 he family ticket which was well worth the... read more

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David W
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Wrexham County, United Kingdom
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Great transport - First time on a tram in Blackpool

Cheap,friendly staff and very helpful, would recommend using in Blackpool to get round. I would... 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
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Reviewed today via mobile

Quick clean and efficient transport. Spent £11 on 24 he family ticket which was well worth the money. Regular trams. Much more efficient than buses and taxis.

Thank David W
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Reviewed today

Cheap,friendly staff and very helpful, would recommend using in Blackpool to get round. I would suggest getting a day ticket if using a lot.

Thank ChrisCisse
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Reviewed today

Much better now it runs all the year round and on a frequent service, new trams are very nice and modern

Thank Derek B
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took tram with other half to fleetwood as he went collage down there so a trip to the past for him .well worth every penny 5 pound each go on tramps as much as u like in the day and we did went to shops...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We had a Blackpool bus and tram pass,which we were given,with Blackpool Promotions. We only used the trams.They ran regular and the staff were always very friendly and helpful.A great asset to a holiday in Blackpool

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So comfortable on the trams I was actually falling asleep lol. We went to Fleetwood always prefer tram travel where ever possible

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Reviewed 4 days ago

£5 for a 24 hour ticket for buses and trams. We only used the trams but we went from North Shore to Starr Gate in one direction and Starr Gate to Fleetwood Ferry the other way. Where I live £5 would get me town, home...More

1  Thank Michele 'Chele' P
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Reviewed 4 days ago

After walking all day, it is nice to be able to just jump on a tram to get to the other end of Blackpool, I am pretty sure they are every ten minutes which is really handy. I would by a day ticket for value...More

Thank emma l
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I love seeing new places, so I was relatively excited about going to Blackpool for the first time! I am also a transport nerd (hehe) and was really excited when I saw Heritage Tram services running. The polite conductor explained to me that Heritage Trams...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I love riding along the Blackpool sea front on a tram. Have been going to Blackpool for years and I still enjoy it. Especially love seeing the heritage trams go past at the weekend

Thank Victoria G
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AnnaScotland
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Response from david h | Reviewed this property |
Fleetwood has a popular market every Tuesday and Thursday, get there early!
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Sidneyturner
22 May 2018|
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Response from edwardsa839 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are wheelchair friendly there are designated place for them close go the exits
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