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 or trams returning from overhaul and remains as interesting as ever.

The Blackpool Tramway has a fascinating history and was the first and is the last remaining traditional tramway in Britain.    The tramway was initially two separate systems: 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 merged into one.

Today the Line from Starr Gate to Fleetwood is all that remains as the town routes all closed in the 1960's although an extension from North Pier to North Station is in the process of being built.

Today's 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, Little Bispham, Cleveleys, Thornton Gate, Rossall and Fleetwood Ferry, with a number of stops in between.

The main service is mainly operated by 18 brand new Flexity 2 trams.   A number of heritage trams, many of them in regular service until 2011 and dating from 1901 through to 1986 still operate on heritage tours.

This site has a wide variety of information about the Blackpool Tramway.   This includes:

  • a current fleet list,
  • information about each class of tram currently operating in Blackpool
  • a history of the tramway
  • a list of the tram stops on the line

The information can be accessed via the menu on the left hand side of the page.