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Blackpool Transport Services operate bus and tram services on the Fylde Coast, and the Heritage Trams, helping visitors and residents to get around.

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Getting around Blackpool and the Fylde Coast couldn’t be easier with Blackpool Transport. 

We operate bus and tram services for local people and tourists all year round. 

Blackpool Transport service bus

Our great transport network will ensure you get to enjoy everything which Blackpool and the surrounding areas have to offer. 

Blackpool Transport Tram

Our network is a cost-effective way of travelling around the Fylde Coast area, utilising high visibility buses and easy to follow timetables to make your journey easy and pleasurable. 

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Timetables and Travel Centres

Individual timetables guides to all our services and network maps are available from our Travel Centres at Market Street, Blackpool Town Centre (next to BHS) and our main offices at Rigby Road or visit our website at www.blackpooltransport.com

How to find the Blackpool Transport Market Street Travel Centre
How to find the Blackpool Transport Market Street Travel Centre

How to find the Blackpool Transport Rigby Road Travel Centre
How to find the Blackpool Transport Rigby Road Travel Centre

You can also get bus times by ringing 0871 200 22 33

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Bus Service Information

Plan your route, download the Bus Checker app, and find out what you want to know on the Blackpool Transport website

Blackpool bus service information

Single bus fares are £1.00, £1.50, £2.00 and £2.50

Find all the different routes and download the timetables which you need for Blackpool buses here

Concessions: Pass holders of the English Concessionary Travel scheme can travel free on our network of buses between 0930 - 2300 Monday to Fridays and at anytime on Saturdays and Sunday or Bank Holidays.

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Blackpool Tram Information

The tramway runs along the Fylde Coast from Starr Gate at the southern boundary of Blackpool, along the full length of Blackpool seafront, through Cleveleys to Fleetwood.

Blackpool Tram information

There are three simple fares when you travel on a Blackpool Tram: £1.50, £2.00 and £2.50

Concessions: From the 1st April 2014 only holders of the Blackpool Concessionary Travel Scheme passes can travel free of charge between 0930 and 2300 Mondays to Fridays and at anytime on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays on Tramcar services in Blackpool and Wyre (Cleveleys and Fleetwood)

You can find all the information about where the tram stops are, timetables and pricing for Blackpool trams here

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Travelling About a Bit?

Blackpool1 Family Day Saver ticket

Whether you're visiting the Fylde Coast this summer, or you live here and want to ditch the car, the whole family can spend a day travelling around from place to place, visiting all the attractions without worrying about parking (or paying for it!), with a Blackpool1 Family Saver ticket.

All day family travel On Blackpool Transport buses and trams is just £10! A Family Day Saver includes 2 adults and up to 3 children or 1 adult and up to 4 children (15 and under).

Visit http://www.blackpooltransport.com/tickets/blackpool-one for more info and to buy.

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Blackpool Transport Helps Town achieve WorldHost Recognition Status For Excellent Customer Service

Blackpool has become the UK’s first tourist resort to gain national recognition for its commitment to customer service, after being awarded WorldHost Recognised Destination status. 

Blackpool Transport Achieves World Host Status

The town received the recognition after it trained over 2,500 front line staff using WorldHost customer service training programmes over the last 2 years and signed a commitment to delivering amazing customer service.

Blackpool Transport began rolling out the training to its staff in 2015 and have also gained Business Recognition Status in their own right meaning at least 50% of their front line staff have been trained to WorldHost standard.

Since 2015, Blackpool Transport have trained over 490 employees, a whopping  72% of its total work force.

Blackpool, World Host Destination

The training can be delivered through various programmes, with Blackpool Transport opting to primarily deliver an introduction to the general principles of customer services along with training on serving customers with disabilities.

Having introduced Dementia Awareness training as standard in 2015, the WorldHost training programmes have further developed employees ability to cater for customer needs at Blackpool Transport.

Jane Cole, Managing Director at Blackpool Transport said: “Our customers are at the centre of everything we do, and being able to deliver a training programme to our front-line staff which gives them the confidence and ability to meet and surpass our customers needs has been fantastic”.

Other businesses to have gained Business Recognition Status include Sandcastle Waterpark, Blackpool Zoo & The Winter Gardens complex amongst others.

More information about WorldHost customer service training and the recognition programme is available at www.worldhost.co.uk

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Certificate of Excellence

Blackpool Transport is proud of the tramway which is a unique visitor experience. It carries people for 11 miles along the beautiful Fylde coastline stopping at all the visitor attractions and points of interest on the way.

Certificate of Excellence 2015

The Tramway has again been awarded the Trip Advisor certificate of excellence for 2016. Jane Cole the MD for Blackpool Transport said "I am delighted that Blackpool Transport have been given this award. The tramway is an amazing customer experience and very good value for money.

"We have a great team of people who deliver fantastic customer service on the tramway help make the locals and visitors journey extremely enjoyable. This award is in recognition of the brilliant feedback we get about the trams, our people and the resort."

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Careers at Blackpool Transport

Would you like to work at Blackpool Transport? It's a large organisation and a major local employer and so there are often different positions available, including management roles, bus drivers, mechanics and more. 

More information about careers at Blackpool Transport here

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New Buses for Blackpool - Palladium is Here

Blackpool Transport officially launched their new Palladium branded Mercedes Citaro buses in front of Blackpool Tower on Thursday 21st May.

Palladium, new Blackpool buses

Six Citaros took part in the ceremony, with buses 550 to 555 lined up in numerical order on the Tower headland for the launch. The full batch of ten new buses are numbered 550 to 559, and they are painted light grey with a pale yellow band. The Citaros will be entering service on route 5 from Victoria Hospital to Halfway House.

See http://blackpooltrams.com for photos of the launch ceremony.

This photo shows Mercedes Citaro 555 manoeuvring into position for the line-up on the Tower headland on 21st May.

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130 Glorious Years!

Blackpool and Fleetwood Tramway celebrating 130 years

2015 saw the Blackpool & Fleetwood tramway achieve 130 years of operation and the weekend of 26th & 27th September was the big celebration to mark this remarkable milestone in history.

If you love the Heritage Trams, why not follow the Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours Facebook page



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Blackpool Transport Recruitment Drive

Saturday 4 February from 10am to 2pm
in St John's Square opposite the Winter Gardens

Blackpool Transport Recruitment Drive

We're looking to recruit
- seasonal conductors
- trainee PCV bus drivers
- qualified PCV bus drivers

Blackpool Transport can offer you:
- free travel
- competitive salary
- pension
- employee care scheme
- life assurance for permanent staff
- development opportunities
- discounted offers throughout the year

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Blackpool Transport orders 25 new buses for 2017

Having introduced 10 Enviro 400 City buses in 2016, Blackpool Transport has confirmed a further 25 will be added in 2017.

New double decker Palladium buses for Blackpool

Developed to a unique Blackpool Transport specification, the new order fulfils Managing Director Jane Cole’s vision to further bolster the fleet year on year to ensure no bus in Blackpool is older than 5 years by 2020.

The 25 new buses are planned to operate on the ever popular Service 14 and will offer an improved social seating specification to the ones already in operation.  Highly praised USB charging points, WiFi, E-leather seating, wood effect flooring and audio/visual announcements will all return to continue to deliver an excellent customer experience.

Improved social seating will see seats grouped around 3 tables in the upper saloon, providing space for customers to continue their work or studies during their daily commute.

A well used route for school and college students means travel time will become more productive and sociable for the younger generation of passengers as well as improving the experience for families and groups.

Jane Cole, Managing Director at Blackpool Transport said “We have been delighted with the fantastic feedback received from locals and visitors alike on the 10 buses introduced this year. We are particularly proud of having responded to the needs of our disabled passengers who appreciate the low floor entry, wide access gangway and spacious wheelchair areas. Delivering an exceptional customer experience is our primary focus and these 25 new vehicles will continue to allow us to do so.”

It is hoped that the 25 new buses will arrive in March 2017 and enter service before Easter 2017.

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All Change on the Buses for the Closure of Plymouth Road Bridge

November 6th was an important day for bus travellers across Blackpool as service changes commence in anticipation for the Plymouth Road (Crossleys) bridge closure from November 7th for up to five months. (The one near B&Q and Warbreck Hill Road).

Plymouth Road Bridge, Blackpool. Image from Google
Image: Google

It means that some Blackpool Transport bus services will be diverted whilst work goes on through the winter to replace the bridge.

Blackpool Transport will be doing its very best to keep your services running on time, but of course, some delays are expected along the diversion routes especially at peak times.

The decision has been taken to amend the relevant timetables in an attempt to allow for the additional operating time and delays that no doubt will happen as a result of the works.

Service 9 will run on a reduced frequency of every 12 minutes during the daytime Monday to Saturday to allow extra running time to be added to each journey. Layton won't be served during this time as Service 9 will be diverted via Warbreck Hill Road, Devonshire Road and back to its normal route on Talbot Road.

Service 9a will now run as Service 8 and operate key journeys only between Cleveleys – Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

Service 5, 7 and 14 are also likely to be affected as a result of increased traffic in other areas.

Blackpool Transport Managing Director Jane Cole said “We will be doing all we can to get our customers to their destinations during what is going to be a difficult five months. The separation of Services 8 and 9 should help and we’ve put more buses into the service to help cope with the expected delays.”

A full summary of the changes along with bus timetables from November 6th are now available online at www.blackpooltransport.com or from the Customer Centre on Market Street from Thursday 27th October.

You can read more about bridge repairs at Plymouth Road here

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Blackpool’s buses Celebrate the Green and Cream!

Blackpool Transport celebrated a milestone when Wednesday 26th October marked exactly thirty years since the company was formed out of the original Blackpool Corporation Transport Department.

Celebrating 30 years of Blackpool Transport with green and cream livery

Up until 1986, buses and trams up and down the country were run by councils, but Deregulation meant they were privatised. Blackpool’s buses were transferred to a company wholly owned by Blackpool Council.

The resort’s buses and trams have seen many different makeovers and liveries over the years, but to mark the 30th anniversary, the company repainted one of its Volvo single deckers into the old green and cream.

Blackpool Transport’s  Director of Delivery, Bob Mason said “We were approached by a number of staff asking if we would be prepared to repaint a vehicle into 1986 livery. We thought it was a great idea and we’ve put  524 into the iconic green and cream”

He added “Watch this space though, because we are also planning to repaint one of our double decker Dennis Tridents into the same heritage livery!”

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All aboard for Blackpool's fabulous new double deckers!

New Palladium buses on service with Blackpool Transport

Blackpool Transport's 10 brand new double decker buses are here and were put into service on 22nd July 2016.

The buses, which are the first of their kind in the UK outside of London, represent a £2.2m investment and build on the £1.7m investment made for 10 new buses in 2015. The Fylde Coast bus and tram operator aims to ensure that no bus is older than 5 years by 2020.

These new double deck buses will be operate on Service 9/9a which connects Cleveleys to Lytham, with a 10 minute frequency Monday – Saturday day time.

Featuring the iconic Palladium branding, the vehicles not only feature a sleek exterior, they also host a variety of added benefits including seats that are trimmed with E-leather and a wood effect flooring. Free WiFi and mobile charging points on the lower deck are also a feature, along with next stop audio announcements.

10 of the brand new Alexander Dennis Ltd (ADL) Enviro400 City buses were showcased at a launch event on the Promenade in July, and the new buses were officially ‘opened’ by Cllr Christine Wright, Chair of Blackpool Transport.

Launch of new Blackpool Transport buses in July 2016

Jane Cole, Managing Director for Blackpool Transport said:

“A vital part of our transport plans is the modernisation of our bus fleet and the introduction of next-generation, low emission vehicles. That journey has taken another significant step forward with the launch of these 10 ADL Enviro400 City buses today and our collaboration with ADL has allowed us to create a specific design for our customers, our drivers and will attract non bus users too.”

In addition to the unveiling of the new buses, Cllr Christine Wright also cut the ribbon and officially opened Blackpool Transport’s newly refurbished Customer Centre located on Market Street, another investment in developing the customer experience in Blackpool.

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Trip Advisor says Blackpool’s Trams are Just the Ticket!!

Bryan Lindop, Head of Heritage standing proud with the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence award.
Bryan Lindop, Head of Heritage, standing proud with the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence award.

Blackpool’s trams have once again been recognised in the annual Trip Advisor Awards, and it’s the second year in a row that the company has secured the top 'Certificate of Excellence' award.

Both the resort’s Heritage and new Light Rail Transit Trams have been awarded a Certificate of Excellence for superior Service.  It is based on consistently positive reviews from customers who’ve travelled by tram along the Fylde Coast.

Blackpool’s Heritage trams are now into their second year of providing tours up and down the Promenade for holidaymakers who love taking a step back in time to ride on the famous old double deckers.

Blackpool Transport’s Head of Heritage Bryan Lindop said: “I am absolutely thrilled by this latest good news from Trip Advisor and so proud of every member of the Heritage team for the brilliant contribution they have made again this year to enhance Blackpool’s Tramway experience.

"To achieve this accolade two years running is incredible, but proves beyond a doubt that hard work, commitment and dedication do pay off. The Blackpool tramway is the only place in the British Isles where we can showcase our long and remarkable history, whilst simultaneously providing a modern, friendly and efficient light rail system. Combining both experiences on one tramway quite simply gives us a great product and it’s so lovely for this to be recognised by our customers.”

The news comes in the same week as industry figures show a massive increase in the number of passengers being carried on Blackpool’s trams. 4.9 million passenger journeys were taken in 2015, an increase of 20 per cent on the previous year.

Blackpool’s new Flexity tram service is now in its fourth year and continues to provide a vital commuter link for local customers along the Fylde Coast.

The award also comes a few months after the National Passenger Focus Survey showed passenger satisfaction on Blackpool’s trams is running at 96%.

Managing Director of Blackpool Transport, Jane Cole said:

“This is an amazing achievement. I am so proud of the team here at Blackpool Transport who have put in so much effort over the past 12 months to ensure our customers have a fantastic experience!”

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Blackpool Transport’s 24 hour ticket is here to stay!

Blackpool Transport’s 24 hour ticket is now a permanent fixture amongst other great value tickets.

Blackpool Transport 24 Hour Ticket

As a thank you to customers, the 24 Hour ticket was introduced in November 2015 and it's been extremely well received. Originally due to run until February, the ticket has already been extended once and is now here to stay.

Offering great value for money and freedom, the ticket is valid for a full 24 hours from the time of purchase. Are you fed up of purchasing tickets later in the afternoon and being unable to use them the following morning? This ticket is for you.

Bob Mason, Service Delivery Director at Blackpool Transport said: “We are really pleased at the response to the 24 hour ticket and our customers have been telling us just how flexible this is because they can buy it at 4 o’clock in the afternoon and use it the following day as well, and don’t forget they are valid on both bus and tram.

“We have and will continue to explore new products in the future to give our customers as many options as possible when using our buses and trams”.

Costing just £5 for adults, £3 for 16-19 year olds, £2.50 for children and £10 for a group*, the ticket is available to purchase exclusively on board buses or trams. What are you waiting for? Get on board and take advantage of your 24 hour ticket!

*Group ticket consists of 3 adults, 2 adults & 3 children or 1 adult & 4 children.

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Blackpool Transport Fares

Blackpool Transport remains one of the cheapest bus and tram operators in the UK, with independent research by Passenger Focus rating Blackpool Transport amongst the best operators for value for money, with satisfaction of 78%.

Fares as of 1 May 2016 can be found below.

Tram Fares: £1.60, £2.10 and £2.60 - depending on distance

Bus Fares: £1.20, £1.60, £2.10 and £2.60 - depending on distance

The integrated Blackpool 1 ticket gives you unlimited use of the trams (excluding heritage trams) and Blackpool Transport bus network.

An adult Daysaver cost £4.50* with an under 16s child Daysaver costing £2.00*. Family tickets £10.00.

For more information on cost and timings visit www.blackpooltransport.com  (*based on £4.50 (adult) and £2.00 (child) advance purchase price, £5 (adult) and £2.50 (child) when bought on board).

You can get timetables and discounted Blackpool 1 tickets from the Blackpool Transport Travel centre on Market Street (open daily) behind the Town Hall (next to the former BHS store).

For more information go to www.blackpooltransport.com email: enquiries@blackpooltransport.com or call 01253 473001

 

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Don't forget if you're catching your bus from the town centre this morning your stop may have temporarily changed: ow.ly/NB0q3099map

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Catching the bus from the town centre tomorrow? Where you catch your bus from may have changed, check here: http://ow.ly/NB0q3099map

 

Market Street (from West Street onwards) will be closed from Monday 20th February to allow for improvements to take place in the area. This will...

 

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DELAY The 21:30 line 6 from Corporation Street is running 15 minutes late due to a technical fault. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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DELAY the 18:00 Line 16 from Corporation street will be departing 10 minutes late due to a technical issue. sorry for any inconvenience.

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DELAY: Due to technical issues the 0923 Line 3 from Abingdon St will be running approximately 10mins late. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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UPDATE: The 19.30 line 3 from Tesco will go back in service at 20.29 Cleveleys Park. Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

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INTERRUPTION : The 19.30 Line 3 From Tesco towards Cleveleys is currently not in service, sorry for any inconvenience caused

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INTERRUPTION : The 17.05 Line 2c from Knot end towards Blackpool is not in operation, Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

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There are changes to where your bus will stop in the town centre from Monday due to roadworks. Full info here http://ow.ly/aaWL3093MB4

 

Market Street (from West Street onwards) will be closed from Monday 20th February to allow for improvements to take place in the area. This will...

 

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INTERRUPTION: Service 14, 1538, Corporation Street - Fleetwood is currently not in service. Many thanks for your cooperation.

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Don't forget if you're catching your bus from the town centre this morning your stop may have temporarily changed: ow.ly/NB0q3099map

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Catching the bus from the town centre tomorrow? Where you catch your bus from may have changed, check here: ow.ly/NB0q3099map

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DELAY The 21:30 line 6 from Corporation Street is running 15 minutes late due to a technical fault. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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DELAY the 18:00 Line 16 from Corporation street will be departing 10 minutes late due to a technical issue. sorry for any inconvenience.

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