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Blackpool Tramway

Blackpool FY1 5DD, England
+44 1253 473001
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My daiughter wanted to do something completely different for her 50 th Birthday Party so we looked... read more

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RAYODEE
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Lytham St Annes
Nice trip on the tramway

nice way to travel only £2 for a family of 4 to travel aall day anywhere kids enjoyed it as well... read more

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kamam2003
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Chatteris, 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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My daiughter wanted to do something completely different for her 50 th Birthday Party so we looked towards Blackpool transport and the world famous BLACKPOOL HERITAGE TRAMS. They do many themed events for tram enthusiasts and people looking for a unique way to celebrate there...More

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Reviewed yesterday

nice way to travel only £2 for a family of 4 to travel aall day anywhere kids enjoyed it as well. better than driving.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Missed the regular tram so caught the vintage tram instead. £3.50 for a full return ticket, tho we didn't take advantage of the return as just wanted to get back to north pier. Staff were very polite and were very knowledgable about the tram we...More

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Amazing service, just what you would expect. Reliable, clean, comfortable, quick and reasonably priced. Took just a couple of minutes to set myself up on their dedicated iPhone app and set us up for the day. We started our first journey from Starr Gate and...More

Thank Eden Y
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Reviewed yesterday

24 hour saver ticket. Jump on and off, fantastic value for money. Staff are very helpful and knowledgeable. Tramscrun every 10 minutes or so, but you don't have to wait long.

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Reviewed yesterday

With services every 10 minutes during the day between Starr Gate & Fleetwood, this has to be the easiest way to travel between all the Blackpool attractions. I brought a 7 day ticket (sadly they don't sell a 4 day ticket) for £15.50 (£14.50 on...More

Thank Stuart H
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Reviewed yesterday

it was awesome to travel on a 1901 and 1941 trams,even if you're not into trams it is a worthwhile experience

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really good way to get around Blackpool. Made up with the 24 hour saver pass, only £5.50. Will use again next time I visit

Thank Lynn G
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Drivers ON both TRAMS and buses are very polite and helpful. Reliable time schedule. Reasonable ticket prices.

Thank Marlene s
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Reviewed yesterday

Travelled from North Pier to Pleasure Beach, staff very helpful in helping with fares and stops (didn't know there were so many). Automated notices of stops and also staff on board informing us. Tram was clean and comfortable and a pleasant way to travel.

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Ian M, Head of Tramway at Blackpool Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Glad to see you found our trams Clean and comfortable the team work hard at keeping them clean. It is also great to see the staff were helpful we are proud of the service the onboard team deliver.

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worcester1964
11 August 2018|
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Response from Ian M | Property representative |
Yes the trams run on a Sunday. The best stop for your hotel is Wilton parade. The trams run from Starr Gate at the very south of Blackpool all the way through to Fleetwood. Hope this helps.
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Sarah L
8 August 2018|
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Response from Ian M | Property representative |
Yes we can carry a number of wheelchairs on the trams. There are all wheelchair accessible from the platforms
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angela612015
8 August 2018|
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Response from Ian M | Property representative |
I am afraid that bus passes from outside the local area can not be used on the tram. There are a number of price options depending on what you plan to do a 3 person group ticket for £13. The ticket lasts 24hrs and you can... More
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