Introduction

Blackpool and its trams go hand in hand.   A summer holiday is not complete without a journey along the prom on board a open topped or vintage tram on a warm and sunny day.

It has been said that the Blackpool Tramway never changes, everything always stays the same. How wrong that statement is!  there is always something happening and the Blackpool tramway remains as colourful with many varying liveries and interesting as ever.

The Blackpool Tramway was the first and is the last remaining traditional tramway in Britain.    The tramway was initially two separate tramways: the Blackpool tramway with all it's town routes operated by Blackpool Corporation and The Blackpool and Fleetwood tramroad, the Line between Blackpool North Station and Fleetwood run by the Blackpool and Fleetwood Tramroad Company.   Blackpool Corporation bought the Tramroad in 1920 and the two systems were joined.

Today the Line from Starr Gate to Fleetwood is all that remains as the town routes all closed in the 1960's.

Todays route is 11 miles long and serves around 30 stops including: Starr Gate, Pleasure Beach, Manchester Square, Central Pier, Tower, North Pier, Gynn Square, Cabin, Bispham, Norbreck, Litle Bispham, Cleveleys, Thornton Gate, Rossall and Fleetwood Ferry, with a number of stops in between.

The main service is mainly operated by 16 brand new Flexity 2 trams.   Some heritage trams dating from 1901 through to 1980's still operate on heritage tours or on specials.

To view the fleet list, information about each class of tram currently operating in Blackpool, a history of the tramway and a list of the tram stops on the line can be accessed by clicking on the menu on the left hand side of the page.