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Blackpool Tramway

Blackpool FY1 5DD, England
+44 1253 37001
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Great Staff, clean and very handy

Great usable transport for the whole of the prom right up to Fleetwood. If you are on holiday buy... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2016
Charlie T
Slick & Smooth

A great service. Very slick & smooth. We bought the £5 24hr travel ticket! Great value!! It's been... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2016
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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 27 August 2016

Great usable transport for the whole of the prom right up to Fleetwood. If you are on holiday buy the 24hrs etc tickets which the staff offer. Popular way of travelling the front. Clean and the staff are reliable and friendly..

Thank Charlie T
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

A great service. Very slick & smooth. We bought the £5 24hr travel ticket! Great value!! It's been around 8 years since I was last in Blackpool & I thought the trams didn't come along as frequently as they did years ago.

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Reviewed 27 August 2016

This is by far the best way to travel when in Blackpool, ask for the best ticket for the number of days you are there, the same ticket covers the busses as well.

Thank harold j
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Very convenient way to travel once you get into Blackpool. You can leave your car parked at your hotel ad buy a day ticket (£5) and make as many journeys along the coastline during the day. Get on and off as and when you please.

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We bought 3 tickets for 3 days and you could use them on the trams and the buses ,needless to say we used them all the time if we hadn't bought these tickets it would of cost us a fortune we only paid £28 for...More

Thank Jean H
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Paying for the tram as you use it is extremely expensive but you can get a pass for £5 for a days travel and you will save a fortune , I have trouble walking so it's ideal for jumping on and off even if your...More

Thank Debbie P
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Great value weekly ticket so can hop on and off anywhere along the 11 miles of tramway and always cheery staff

Thank Sheila M
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Great service,brill staff..always assisted with getting buggy on...so much easier and i think affordable prices x

Thank twinmumm
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Very good great value nice staff saves the feet with 11 miles of tram way the views are nice I am used to the south coast so don't get excited by sea but we'll worth a visit

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 27 August 2016

First time on the new trams since they were refurbished. Great acceptablility for disabled passengers. Trams we were on were clean and comfortable. Entrance to trams are level with the pavement. Large area devoted to wheelchairs, mobility impaired passengers. Ticket collectors asked people to kindly...More

Thank ImeldaRobertson001
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22 July 2017|
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Response from Gary C | Property representative |
Saver tickets are not valid on Heritage Trams, a Heritage Day Ticket is £11 and is valid on both Heritage and modern trams plus buses too. You can upgrade a saver ticket for £6 or buy a round heritage tour for £3.50 Check... More
Ian D
12 July 2017|
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Response from Russell B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, not to the standard or variety of bygone days when the big stars of the 70's & 80's would perform shows. North pier has a few shows on and you can google these on the internet and find dates and times. The Grand Theatre... More
Graeme M
3 May 2017|
Response from UncleBulgaria15 | Reviewed this property |
For the modern trams, you can buy a 3 day ticket, for the heritage trams you pay by the day as they don't operate daily..