The tram line has been there for over 100 years and has seen the Fylde Coast change and grow and evolve into the place it is today.
On 3 April 2012, the brand new Flexcity Bombardier trams made their very first passenger journey, marking the start of a brand new era of passenger transport for residents and visitors.
The old tram cars didn’t comply with modern access rules for disabled passengers, with steps up to the tramcars, which meant that if they weren’t changed and adapted the service would ultimately have had to cease.
So the huge project to modernise the tram way for the twenty first century began, with £100m of investment, new tracks and platforms and a completely new system for the future.
The heritage trams will continue to run from Squires Gate to Little Bispham, at weekends during the season and every day in the school holidays.
The tramline runs along the coast right up to Anchorsholme, where it parts from the seafront to go through the centre of Cleveleys. At Victoria Square you can get on and off, with handy stops for Fleetwood and Blackpool right in the middle of the main shopping centre, and in the daytime there are trams both ways every 20 minutes.
New tram, seen at Fleetwood on launch day