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Review of Blackpool Tramway

Blackpool Tramway
Ranked #2 of 86 things to do in Blackpool
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

travelled on the herritage trams today there still the best and for £11 for allday travel on all the trams including the new ones and the buses what more could i ask for the tram staff are all nice and its great to go to fleetwood again on a double decker tram

Thank gordon m
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

There's always a deal on the team from 11.50 for three days of five pound daily ticket on off as much as you want

Thank Charlesmather
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent and smooth way to travel along the front.

Bought a family ticket for the day. Used to get about. At the end of the day, rode the full length of the route and back.

Couldn’t fault for £11. Staff were friendly. Good for me because I can’t normally look around because I usually have to drive if in our car. Not exactly fast at around 20MPH but have the advantage that you don’t sit in traffic and you get to ride right along the front.

Thank WR08
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Made the mistake of buying a single trip ticket. Cost £4,40 for myself and my wife. The value is in the day ticket which you can use as many times as you wish for that day. Great way to travel as you can see all the attractions along the golden mile. Very busy in the summer season.

Thank chrismcolegate
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Buy the £5 day ticket as it's fantastic value, unlimited tram use throughout the day. The modern electric trams are clean and punctual with great staff. The older traditional trams are still available, but only on special event days I think? No quicker way to get around the coast!

Thank vanessa k
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