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Blackpool Tramway

Blackpool FY1 5DD, England
+44 1253 37001
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Decided to catch the tram from Waterloo road to the tower. I. Was advised to buy the 24 hr ticket... read more

Reviewed yesterday
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good Value

This is such a good value way to travel up and down the strip we got a family pass 11 pound which... read more

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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

Decided to catch the tram from Waterloo road to the tower. I. Was advised to buy the 24 hr ticket which cost £11 for a family of 4. The tram was clean and efficient. I would highly recommend using this service.

Thank YazzyQasam
Reviewed yesterday

This is such a good value way to travel up and down the strip we got a family pass 11 pound which is valid for tram and buses

Thank michaelq967
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The trams were amazing! Having never been to a place with trams before, it was quite exciting to experience it. They were always on time and if we missed it, there was never a big gap between. The prices are very fare and we would...More

Thank rosiesanatomy
Reviewed yesterday

A lovely holiday in blackpool, took a tram ride to the pleasure and sandcastle waterpark, a lovely place to visit, we will be back.

Thank sugar2spice123
Reviewed yesterday

very expensive,complete rip off staff rude and impatient, trams over crowded and limited seating. try walk if possible

Thank robert f
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You can't beat these people for there dedication to the public,always extremely helpful and pleasant,and always advise on the best type of ticket is best for your trip keep up the good work

1  Thank johnmagee46
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really efficient transport. Quite comfortable and really quick as it doesn't depend on the traffic. You can buy a day saver for a fiver which you can also use on the bus. The conductors were really helpful too.

Thank debmidlands
Reviewed yesterday

Having used the Tram it is easy to use and you can get a 24 hour pass on the train for £5.00 well worth it.

Thank gstewart4u
Reviewed yesterday

Frequent service, friendly staff and very reasonably priced. Definitely worth using if you are staying slightly out of the centre. Buy a 24hr ticket.

Thank Victoria T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We rode the tram last week. The conductor took time to get us best fare and was polite. Tram is best way of traveling on promenade.

Thank Gary T
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16 August 2017|
Response from Karen D | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you can but would double check when you get on!
13 August 2017|
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Response from Pud025 | Reviewed this property |
No the old heritage trams are higher up. The new normal service tram you can ride on and off them just look for the disable logos at the tram stops.
23 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