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We’re back for the Bank Holiday Weekend

Today’s Press Release from Blackpool Transport has produced the biggest smile seen on a Heritage Tram for quite some time:


We’re very excited to announce that our famous Heritage Trams will begin running again on August Bank Holiday weekend. You must book online in advance to guarantee your seat!

We are starting the wheels turning on August Bank Holiday Weekend (29,30,31 August) and will then run from September. Then as we head to October and darker evenings our illuminated trams will join their fellow heritage trams, bringing that extra sparkle to the world famous illuminations.

This year, things will be a little different, as it will be a socially distanced onboard experience which makes it all the more special as our conductor safely seats you in your pre-booked seats.

You must book online in advance of your planned trip. Spaces are extremely limited so we suggest booking early to avoid disappointment. You will be seated with those in your booking so if you do not wish to be seated together please make separate bookings.

Whilst the extra safety measures mean this will be a different experience to the normal turn up and go services of the past, it means you can safely enjoy a Heritage Tram experience on Blackpool’s world famous tramway.

Ian Middlemiss, Head of Tramway for Blackpool Transport said: “Though we can’t offer the usual full service this year, we know that this Heritage experience will be as wonderful as always. Online pre-booking allows us to prepare for each individual journey and allows our conductors to provide a special and personal customer experience.

This is just the start of an incredible and unique journey for Heritage Trams as we wrap them into the heart of our Blackpool Transport team. Next year there will be an expansion of our operations that means you will see an advanced offer and unique experiences on our Heritage Trams.”

Martin Gurr, General Manager for Heritage Operations is working with the team of award-winning volunteers to deliver the required training for them to return to the tracks in August.


Our web site has been updated with all the new details of our tours and we’ve prepared a summary of the changes.

We just can’t begin to tell you how pleased we will be to see you.