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Blackpool Tramway

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Address: Blackpool FY1 5DD, England
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+44 1253 37001
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05:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 05:00 - 01:00
Fee: Yes
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Blackpool Transport is the proud operator of Blackpool's £100 million...

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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Service is very good and punctual but it gets crowded on the Fleetwood market days but its good value for money and the staff are helpful and friendly.

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BLACKPOOL,ENGLAND
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

took the new tram from Fleetwood into Blackpool was going great till we got in to the area for the heritage trams and the tram slowed to what seamed like walking pace all the road traffic including the #1 sea front bus service passed us got off a stop earlier and walked the rest

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Service is very good and punctual but it gets crowded on the Fleetwood market days but its good value for money and the staff are helpful and friendly.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Convenient and runs along the promenade. Not particularly cheap for single trips but they do a £10 family ticket that lasts 24 hours. We got this and got good value from it.

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Blantyre, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I bought a 24 hour ticket which was very good value for money, £10 for unlimited travel on the trams or buses for 24 hours, the trams where very frequent and plentiful you can jump off and on anywhere as you please

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Thank Alan S
Derby
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Such a fun way to travel in Blackpool!Frequent trams,reasonable price fairs,pleasant drivers and clean and comfortable too!

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

£5 for a 24 hour ticket. That means whatever time you buy your ticket e.g 3pm you have until 3pm the following day to go on both buses and trams to any destination.

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Thank E7779CNpatrickh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very convenient and on time. Perfect for going up and down the coast. Can get a day pass or several days pass.

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great way to see Blackpool if you get yourself a tram hop on/off ticket And you can go up to Fleetwood and back to Blackpool it’s great when the lights are on And a great day out for all the family

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Thank Dave J
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A fantastic way to travel through Blackpool to the port of Fleetwood, beautiful new trams, with some real characters as your conductors, who are a font of all you need to know. And if you fancy a trip down memory lane, the heritage trams are a look at the golden age of the tramway, a true historical gem. You will... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

lovely place 2 go...child friendly and the staff are lovely.....wheelchairs have easy access and toilet facilities 4 disabled....food is good and i recommend it....pleasant atmosphere and warm surroundings.....well worth a visit

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