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Blackpool Tramway

Blackpool FY1 5DD, England
+44 1253 37001
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A very good way to see the sights, both during the day, and evening. The £5 per person day ticket... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bungay, United Kingdom
via mobile
Excellent Service....

We used the service between Fleetwood and Blackpool I both directions. The trams regularly at 15... read more

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

A very good way to see the sights, both during the day, and evening. The £5 per person day ticket, is worth the money, as you can go on the tram as many times you like. Sadly though, it is not usable in the evenings...More

Thank diamondcittage
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We used the service between Fleetwood and Blackpool I both directions. The trams regularly at 15 minute intervals and are clean, comfortable and quick. It is a great and fun way to travel and we bought a ticket for £4 which entitles you to travel...More

Thank Noel W
Reviewed yesterday

Bought a 24 hr pass for £5.00 well worth the money, can use trams and busses, hop on and off when ever you need,

Thank irene p
Reviewed yesterday

The trams are brilliant. You can spend a couple of hours going from Starr Ferry to Fleetwood and back just seeing the sights. They run regularly and from early to late. Great value if you buy more than one trip at a time.

Thank Lokket
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stayed for a couple of days and used the tram several times a day. We left the car at the hotel and paid £5 each for unlimited travel for 24 hours (£2.20 for a single trip otherwise) It runs from Star Gate south of the...More

Thank onlyasweetpea
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was fantastic value for money £4.00 to travel on bus or tram all day, my grandson enjoyed the tram and lights, would definately recommend.

Thank Gwyn J
Reviewed 2 days ago

All the trams and busses were new and in good condition Blackpool council has spend many many millions of pounds in the last few years since we were e place looked a lot better now You can travel for £5 day pass to be used...More

Thank jbz4616
Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a great time using the trams. Got off at Bispham to see the lights. The best value was a 24 hour ticket for £5. Went the whole journey to Fleetwood stopping at Cleveleys on the way back. Conductors friendly. Really enjoyed the journey. Lots...More

Thank rainb0w56
Reviewed 2 days ago

We used the trams on the airshow weekend. It was very busy and all the trams were packed. After the airshow we wanted to travel from the Tower to Bispham but the queues were so long. We decided to walk further along to before the...More

Thank acs1984
Reviewed 2 days ago

Last Saturday afternoon I boarded one of the new trams at Gynn Square for a quick journey to the North Pier. I squeezed on at the narrow front door and stood with my back to the driver's cab. A further three passengers boarded this already...More

Thank bisphamkid
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15 September 2017|
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Response from Jason B | Reviewed this property |
think it's still in planning stages, as wilkos has to be relocated to the houndshill shopping centre when there new store is built on a car park , then the old store to be demolished and the hotel and offices along with the... More
20 August 2017|
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Response from Ron P | Reviewed this property |
I think so, I believe you can get discount if Bought with train ticket at same time look on Web, nice Caffè in Stanley Park facing zoo, free entry to park boating lake Also Costa Coffee at hospital 15min walk From zoo make... More
16 August 2017|
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Response from Gary C | Property representative |
No, plus bus tickets are not valid for Heritage Tram Tours