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    Trams

    by Britannia2 Updated Apr 17, 2013

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    Blackpool got its first trams in 1885 and some of the trams that trundle along the coast through Blackpool and on to Fleetwood certainly feel that old! The tram line is 18 km long and the most used section is between Pleasure Beach and Bispham.
    The trams do at least move quickly and fare collection is by cash to a travelling conductor - two control each tram - sit on the left Fleetwood bound for sea views and the best views of the autumn illuminations.
    Fares are expensive so consider a day ticket at £6.00 (over 55s - £5.50) if you are travelling through the day.
    Renovated 2013 - new trams and more stops. Recommended as part of the Blackpool experience.

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    Lancashire Day Ranger ticket

    by Britannia2 Updated Apr 17, 2013
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    To explore the Lancashire area by train the railway station sells a ticket for a days unlimited travel on the trains. Bounded by the Irish Sea coast , Silverdale, Wennington, Clitheroe, Burnley, Hebden Bridge, Littleborough, Manchester Victoria, Earlestown, Liverpool Lime Street, James Street in Liverpool (but not valid on the Wirral) plus Eccles and Manchester Picadilly. After 08.45.
    Adult £21.00, child £10.50 and with a railcard £13.85. 2013 prices.

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    Flights to the sun

    by sourbugger Updated Mar 1, 2013

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    Blackpool does have an airport, and it is only three miles out of town.

    It has a range of destinations (about 20) although many are charter flights. Ryanair gave up on the place a few years back but air lingus and citywings link the place to a variety of irish and northern irish airports. The isle of man seems to have the most regular flights.

    Charter flights to a range of Spanish and other sunny destinations. Somewhat ironic I think as it was charter flights such as these that all but destroyed the tradional seaside British Holiday.

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    Tram, bus, horse and carriage!

    by Benson35 Written Nov 15, 2012

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    Getting around Blackpool can be so much fun! There is a tram service that runs along the length of 'the front' with regular stops. You can get the tram to Cleveleys and Fleetwood also. To ride the newly improved trams, it will cost (2012): one stop £1.00, up to 4 stops £1.50, up to 11 stops £2.00 and over 11 stops £2.50. You pay on the tram.

    The buses travel in and around Blackpool, you can travel further distances out of Blackpool using a bus.

    A fun (but some may say expensive) way to travel along 'the front' is by horse and carriage! You will see them along the front, you just go up to the driver and tell him/her where you want to go. They tell you how much it is and you decide whether to use thius mode of transport or not!

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    Train to Blackpool North

    by spidermiss Updated Jun 2, 2012

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    I was in Manchester for the weekend when I decided to meet up with my friend, James, in Blackpool for the day.

    I paid 15.30 gbp for an off-peak day return from Manchester to Blackpool. The ticket allowed me to travel on any trains during off peak times (usually from 9.00am Mondays to Fridays and all day Saturdays and Sundays).

    Please check the First TransPennine website for further information including fares. There are discounts if you book your rail tickets in advance.

    Northern Rail also serves Blackpool from regional stations in Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseryside, North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire. Further afield, passengers will have to change at Preston especially from London.

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    Airport

    by bonio Written Nov 5, 2008
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    Travelled through Blackpool airport on our way to the Isle of Man in Oct '08. A little surprised how busy it was, saw international flights operated by Ryanair and Jet2 while we were there, I guess there are others too.
    It's easy to get to by car, follow signs from the M55 but, if you intend to leave your car in the airport capark be sure to pre book, prices are very high otherwise.

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    Fly Directly There

    by jetwind Updated Aug 24, 2007

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    No Frills to Blackpool

    It?s never been easier to get to Blackpool, in reason years with the invasion of no frills airlines, it now possible to fly direct to Blackpool.

    Ryan Air serve Dublin and Girona airports whilst Jet2 serves Blackpool from Palma, Belfast, Alicante and Murcia.

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    Blackpool Trams

    by Alicja1 Written Aug 15, 2006

    Officially opened on September 29 1885, Blackpool's World famous trams stretch for over 12 miles along the Promenade. Blackpool's electric trams are a main attraction in the Illumination season ranging from Rockets to antique cars.

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    Blackpool Trams

    by Alicja1 Written Aug 15, 2006

    Officially opened on September 29 1885, Blackpool's World famous trams stretch for over 12 miles along the Promenade. Blackpool's electric trams are a main attraction in the Illumination season ranging from Rockets to antique cars.

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    Train to Pleasure Beach

    by kari5 Written Jul 25, 2006

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    If you're coming to Blackpool for the Pleasure Beach/Sandcastle then don't even bother catching a train to Blackpool North. You'll be miles away from where you want to be and will probably have a longer wait and more uncomfortable journey in all the crowds. Instead, catch the train to Blackpool South - it stops right by the Pleasure Beach.

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    Take a Tram

    by jetwind Updated Mar 2, 2006

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    There Buses and taxis that travel around blackpool, but the best and most fun is the trams.

    Blackpool had the worlds first permanent electric street tramway in 1885 and the more familiar overhead trolley trams were unveiled in 1899. They still historical trams during the summer season and offer a great view of the golden mile.
    The track is stretches from star gate the furthest point south of the golden mile and ends at near by town of Fleetwood some 12 miles north of star gate.

    One day Family ticket - valid for up to 2 adults and 3 children, or 1 adult and 4 children (1 adult and 1 child on all journeys)
    ?14.00

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    Blackpool Tramway

    by Tom_Fields Written Jan 29, 2006

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    The Blackpool Tramway

    Blackpool's tramway runs along the Promenade. I didn't actually use it, prefering instead to walk. But it's a good feature, reducing the need to drive. Driving is a hassle in Britain, especially at a resort town, during the summer tourist season. Besides, they run more trams during the summer.

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    Tramming in Blackpool

    by LouiseTopp Updated Oct 4, 2005
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    Just down the road from Pontins is Star Gate Tram stop. It costs £1.20 for one way on the trams; the conductor on board takes payment. Stops include The Pleasure beach, Fleetwood and the Tower.

    Built in since 1885, there is 12 miles of tramlines in Blackpool & Fleetwood. 65 trams in service over the summer months, running every day of the year except Christmas Day (the drivers like their presents too!). The line stretches from Starr Gate right through the neighbouring resort of Cleveleys, to Fleetwood. Visitors often jump onto a tram for a Promenade trip between the piers. Throughout the Illuminations you can even ride on variety of tailored feature trams such as the Space Rocket & Wild West Train.

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    Travel by tram.

    by Pauldelabar Updated Jul 1, 2005

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    Tram beside the tower.
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    To travel up and down the promenade, you can't do better than to use the tram. Views of the sea and the varied promenade hotels and sights can all be gained from the tram.

    Trams run from Star Gate in the South to Fleetwood in the North.

    Visit Fleetwood market by tram for a different perspective, especially where the tram tracks leave the parrallel roadway and veer across country.

    The picture above is of a 'Herritage' tram. Many are preserved and look cuter than the purely functional modern equivalent that also run on the system.

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    Blackpool's famous trams

    by sourbugger Updated May 24, 2005

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    Now thats what i call a thrill ride (from BBC)

    Blackpool has been famous for a long time for it's trams. Like nearly all British cities the place had an extensive network stemming from the Victorian era.

    In the years following the second world war every British city tore up its tracks rather than invest in their cities infrastructure : except Blackpool.

    These days there is only one route, but it does go right along the front of the city by the sea, before diverting a little in land at the Northern end to reach Fleetwood.

    Whilst slow and lumbering, they make for an excellent way to see the city, and as virtually everything you would want to use in Blackpool is strung out along the miles of front it is very useful as well.

    Just one little tip ; make sure you board one of the double decker trams, it imporoves the view.

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