From Sunday 4th August it will cost you more to travel on Blackpool’s modern trams and buses following the announcement of new fares by Blackpool Transport. The popular 24 hour ticket will now cost you £6 on board the tram or bus (015’s advert will have to change again!) up from £5.50 with other increase also set to be introduced from this date. Even after the rise in prices the cheapest way to buy your ticket will still be through the Blackpool Transport Mobile App.
If you chose to buy your ticket on board a vehicle (tram or bus) the 24 hour ticket will now be £6, 3 day will be £13.50 and the 7 day £16.50. The equivalent prices through the app are £5.60, £12.50 and £15.60. These are all adult fares with cheaper fares available for 16-19 year olds and children. Family and Group 24 hour tickets also remain available.
As for single tickets (returns still not available on Blackpool Transport) they will increase by 10p across the board for adults. The one piece of good news is that both child single fares and child 1 hour tickets will remain the same price.
Blackpool Transport have said that the increases are necessary as a result of an increase in the cost of diesel (their price for diesel is fixed for as long as possible and differs from that seen at the pump) along with increases in operational and staffing costs. They also state that the “new fares are essential in allowing us to continue to improve your bus and tram services”.