A Potted History
Until 2011 what we now call the Heritage trams operated the main Blackpool tram service between Starr Gate and Fleetwood, operating 362 days of the year. After the multi-million pound upgrade transformed the tramway into the light-rail system you see today, plans were made to retain a core selection of trams from the original system and return them to passenger carrying duties once more.
The success of the heritage operation was such that in 2015 a small team of volunteers were recruited to complement the Blackpool Transport staff in crewing the trams. This allowed for a significant increase in service, enabling more people to take a trip on one of our magnificent vehicles! Our volunteer team has grown each year as we continue to increase the days and times we operate.