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Blackpool Tramway

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Address: Blackpool FY1 5DD, England
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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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as we were staying at the Hilton and going down to the SAndcastle waterpark we thought it a better idea to pay £10 for a family ticket for 24 hours than parking for £7.50 for 4... read more

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Bispham, United Kingdom
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The tramway at Blackpool has been going since 1885 when it was the first electric tramway system in the UK and is the only surviving first generation tramway in the UK. Whilst the rest of the UK scrapped their tram networks Blackpool held on to theirs. You can either use the regular tram network which is the modern flexity trams,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

as we were staying at the Hilton and going down to the SAndcastle waterpark we thought it a better idea to pay £10 for a family ticket for 24 hours than parking for £7.50 for 4 hours. used the tram 4 times while we were there, very clean and conducters helped with where we should get off.

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

Trams have been updated since I last went on - (it was the one that killed that guy on Corrie) now it's bright clean quiet and it talks to you. For families get the £10 24hr ticket you can jump on and off when u like. Get it at 11 in the morning lasts you till 11 the following day.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is great value for money and an enjoyable way to travel from one end of Blackpool to the other. The trams are regular and buying a ticket harvests for twenty-four hours means you can use it on the bus too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good value at £5 for all trams and busses within a 24 hour period. It's a shame they got rid of the traditional older trams, however I suppose it is more economical to run these double coach modern trams. All of the conductors I have come across are extremely professional and friendly. I just wish this was the same for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good value as a 24 hr ticket for a family of 4 is only 10 pounds for unlimited travel.All the staff we came across on our holiday were friendly.Will continue to use the blackpool tramway on our future holidays to Blackpool.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Bought the 24 ticket for me and my daughter, great value. Staff were really friendly and helpful. Can't beat blackpool trams.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Used the tram service over the weekend on a family trip to Blackpool and found it to be really good. The trams were modern and clean and the conductors polite and friendly. The £10 ticket for 24hrs use for a family of 4 was very good value.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Too long a wait although it was school hols so busy. Heritage trams passed us numerous times and they were completely empty but they do not pick up at every stop so just passed us and carried on empty.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My little boy loved the tram rides. It's a typical Blackpool attraction and something that has to be done. Going up and down the prom and seeing all the views was great. Also a plus side was under 5's ride for free!

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