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Trams through the ages

Question:

What’s old and new, 11 miles long, a mixture of purple and green and runs along the seafront every day?

Answer:

The world-famous Blackpool tramway, one of the resort’s most unique, must-see, must-do attractions!

Dating back to 1885 and running the length of the coast from Blackpool to Fleetwood, it is one of the oldest electric tramways in the world. It is also the last-surviving first-generation tramways in the UK and one of only a handful of tramways in the world still using double deck trams, others including Hong Kong and the Alexandria Tramway in Egypt.

But that’s enough of the history!



It’s also one of Blackpool’s most popular and enduring visitor attractions carrying more than five million passengers a year.
In 2012, the tramway was brought into the 21st century with a £100m investment in European style trams that provide a daily service along the coastal route.

That modern service is complemented by a fleet of heritage trams (including the double deckers) that run on selected days during the year on the same track, albeit at a slightly more leisurely pace!


They are as iconic a part of Blackpool as the Tower and give visitors a chance to relive the art deco era of the Thirties.
And if you want to enjoy the total Blackpool tram experience, don’t miss the opportunity take a ride on one of the extraordinary illuminated trams that run throughout the autumn Illuminations period.

Trust us – taking a ride on a tram disguised as a boat or Western train and bedecked in thousands of lights is one of those truly unique Blackpool experiences that you will never forget!



Travel Today at Great Value!


Blackpool1 tickets offer great value for money on all Blackpool Transport buses and trams. There is no need to purchase a bundle of separate tickets for tram and bus journeys when this range of tickets can be used on both! You can purchase tickets on board, at the Market Street travel shop, Rigby Road depot or on the Blackpool1 web page.

There’s a ticket to suit everyone. Travelling for the weekend? Choose the 3-day ticket. Travelling all week? Weekly tickets are the best value for you. When purchased in advance, Blackpool1 tickets are at a reduced price.