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With Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours you can enjoy an experience like no other, as you take a ride along the world famous Blackpool Tramway aboard a piece of moving history along the fantastic seafront of this world famous seaside resort.
Up until 2011, the “Heritage” cars were the service fleet trams. Operating every day except Christmas Day, they travelled along the tram lines, carrying residents and visitors from A to B. A multi-million pound upgrade transformed Blackpool's tramway - the tracks were all relaid and a new, modern fleet of low-floor trams are now the service fleet.
However, the original Blackpool trams - with their distinctive 'clickety-clack' as they drive along - are much loved and as integral to Blackpool as fish and chips and the donkeys on the beach - so a core selection of trams from the original system were kept and returned to passenger carrying duties once more.
Many of these original trams are over 80 years old and have been retained and superbly restored. It's a unique experience as nowhere else in the UK can you still ride on a Heritage Tram on the line for which it was originally built.
Blackpool Heritage Trams run most weekends throughout the year, daily during most UK school holidays and, of course, operate our famous Autumn Illumination Tours where you can ride aboard one of the illuminated trams.
Along with our Heritage Buses, the trams are also available for hire to help you celebrate your special occasion.
So, whether you want to hire a tram, join us for one of our regular events or just enjoy a very special ride along Blackpool’s Promenade, we have something to offer for everyone.
All of the heritage Tramcars, are, by definition, old! They need tender loving care, maintenance, and in many cases restoration.
Many of them have been moved to different places, different collections, and different owners - so there are opportunities to bring some of them back home, restore them and, one by one, add them to the operational fleet.
Blackpool Heritage Trust are currently fundraising for the restoration of two exciting additions to the fleet - they can't do it without your help!
Our 'phase one' project is to restore the 4-wheel truck from this tramcar to create a rolling chassis onto which we can then rebuild the body.
To complete this we need four brand new steel tyres, at a cost of £500 each.We have already received our first very generous donation of £500 – which will buy us one tyre. Can you help us to fund the other three?
Once we have the foundations of the tram in place, work can then progress towards rebuilding the body and recreating the missing components that will allow Paisley 16 to take its place on Blackpool's Promenade within a reasonable timescale.
This is a dash panel from Paisley 16 from the later stage of its working life when it was Glasgow 1016. You can see from the state of it how large a task is ahead in restoring it to as-new condition!
Any donation, no matter how big or small will help us to achieve the target and move us towards having a fully overhauled truck for this lovely little tramcar. Donors of £500 or more will be invited to Rigby Road when the work commences, to see the progress for themselves.
The Blackpool Hovertram returned to us in September 2016 after almost a decade away and having spent periods of time in both Beith, Scotland, and Sunderland. Latterly in the ownership of the North Eastern Electrical Traction Trust (NEETT), the tram initially came back to us on a long term loan.
However, NEETT have now presented us with a unique opportunity to actually purchase the Hovertram outright, which will allow it to remain as part of the Blackpool collection, in perpetuity. We feel that this is an opportunity that we should not miss, as it will reunite the entire 1960's illuminated collection under one umbrella and in their original home at Rigby Road.
NEETT have very generously agreed to accept a figure of around half of the £7000 that they have themselves invested in the tram in terms of purchase, moving and storage. We are therefore aiming to raise £3,500 to allow the famous illuminated Hovertram to stay in Blackpool, where it belongs!
Again, any donation no matter how big or small will be very much appreciated, and will help us to secure the future of the Hovertram here in Blackpool. Donors of £500 or more will be invited to come and inspect the tram themselves, and to hear first hand about our plans for its future return to use.
To donate to any of the restoration appeals, please send a cheque payable to “Blackpool Heritage Trust” to 16 Seventh Avenue, Blackpool, FY4 2ED, making it clear whether you wish your donation to support Paisley 16, or Illuminated Hovertram 735.
Alternatively, we would very much appreciate monthly standing orders. This form of regular contribution allows us to forward plan our projects, and will help us to build on our achievements so far and deliver the world class collection of Heritage trams that we all desire to see.
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19 July, 16 August, 13 September, 11 October at 6.30pm
Where else can you enjoy fish and chips on a tram!
Plus mushy peas and your choice of refreshment - and a one hour Heritage Tram Tour!
The tram will be available for boarding from 6.30pm at North Pier and Tower Heritage Tram stop (next to Festival House). Supper will be served on board and the tram will depart at 7pm*
Tickets must be pre-booked by calling Emma on 01253 209521 (Mon to Fri 1-4pm) or email your contact details to email@example.com (and please say that you saw it here, thanks!)
*13 September and 11 October tours are £15 each, board from 7pm and include a tour of the Illuminations.
Saturday 12 August
Blackpool Heritage Guided Tours and Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours are thrilled to announce a new and exciting tour for 2017.
Relax and enjoy a trip along Blackpool’s coastline with a guided tour of the remarkable landmarks and sights that line the promenade, from the Golden Mile to the Cliffs at the Cabin, passing through Bispham and Cleveleys and continuing into the historic fishing town of Fleetwood.
Experience a nostalgic ride on a 1914 heritage tram, while learning the history of our fascinating and unique resort.
A new and exciting tour, suitable for all the family Tours depart from Pleasure Beach Heritage Stop at 2pm and last approx 2 hours
Don’t miss out! Telephone: (01253) 209521 email: firstname.lastname@example.org (and please mention that you saw it here, thanks!)
Adult - £10
Child U16 - £5 (must be accompanied by an adult)
Family - £25 (2 adults and 2 children)
You can enjoy a Blackpool Heritage Tram ride on the promenade every weekend until November, the timetable is below.
On selected weekends there are enhanced services for special events, plus Heritage Trams operate daily during peak holiday weeks at Easter, Spring Bank, for the summer and school half term holidays.
Different trams from the Heritage fleet operate on different days - and on beautiful sunny days the open-top tram cars come out too!
Read on for details of different ticketing options - whether you want a ride there and back just for the experience, or would like to hop on and off throughout the day.
Railcoach 680 and Balloon 723 are today's tour trams.
As part of the Lightpool Festival on Thursday 26th October, Blackpool’s iconic collection of illuminated heritage trams will parade along the promenade for the first time in the tramway’s glorious history. The illuminated tram parade, featuring the Frigate HMS Blackpool, the lottery funded Western Train and the Fisherman’s Friend Trawler, will set off from the Pleasure Beach Heritage Stop at around 5pm, and will then travel along the tramway to Little Bispham before returning to terminate at Blackpool Pleasure Beach around 75 minutes later. The parade will visibly slow as it approaches Blackpool Tower to give spectators an opportunity for an unmissable photo and video opportunity. For those who want to be a part of the parade, there will be a limited number of tickets available for visitors to travel on the trams during the parade. Tickets are just £8.00 adult, £4.00 child or £20.00 for a family of four. Tickets can be purchased in advance by phone on 01253 209521 or by sending an e-mail with your contact details to email@example.com (transactions include a £1.00 booking fee). Once the parade is over, the illuminated trams will be running as normal. Tickets for these tours are on a first come, first served basis and you must queue at the Pleasure Beach Heritage tram stop on the night. http://www.visitblackpool.com/things-to-do/blackpool-illuminations-and-lightpool/festival-@-lightpool/
Your chance to own genuine Blackpool Corporation tramway PSV badges! A member of our Heritage volunteer team has for sale on eBay a genuine Blackpool Corporation Motorman, and Conductor PSV badge (one of each), and has generously offered to donate the proceeds of the sales to the Blackpool Heritage Trust. Pictures of the badges can be seen here, please follow the links below to find the badges on eBay. Good luck! http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Blackpool-Transport-Tramways-Conductor-PSV-Badge-/352117276988?hash=item51fbd3413c:g:4R0AAOSw3QpZbjl8 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Blackpool-Transport-Tramways-Motorman-Tram-PSV-Badge-/352117280533?hash=item51fbd34f15:g:yEMAAOSwf~ZZbjoq
Visiting Brush car 623 is enjoying its first day in use on our standard Promenade timetable today in some superb sunshine! Note the new replica Heritage destination blinds, courtesy of Peter Watts, in the distinctive and attractive slanted style which suit the wartime style livery of the tram very well.
The sun is shining again in Blackpool, and Boat 600 and Brush Car 623 are the two Heritage Trams in service!
One of four videos recorded on Tram Sunday
Today's trams are open Boat 600 and Box car 40. Ride our Heritage Trams for only £3.50 adult and £2 child for a round trip Pleasure Beach to North Pier. Split your journey into two parts and enjoy a ride on both trams!
Please note that tram 623 is reserved for the civic party on its first journey to Fleetwood. It will passenger service at fisherman's walk at 1053. Tram 680 is operating on the same times.
Check us out at Tram Sunday!
#TramSunday Static Trams arriving
“It's @FdFestTramSun 🚃☀️️day! Heritage Trams every 20 mins to Ash Street plus trams on display at Fleetwood. Have a great day!”
Double or single deck, the choice is yours! 680 & 723 on the prom today! Split your tour and ride them both for one… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
What a great event, Including a special illuminated tram parade! Tickets now on sale! twitter.com/visitblackpool…
Open boat 600 & Brush car 623.are our tour 🚋🚃today. pic.twitter.com/QHVTON3crc
Here's our Nathanial on Tram Sunday! youtube.com/watch?v=mWA8hm…