Winter timetable to start in Blackpool on 7th January

The Blackpool Tramway will introduce a new timetable from Sunday 7th January which will see a reduction in service frequency during the evenings. The change comes with reduced passenger numbers expected following the switching off of the Illuminations and end of Christmas by the Sea.

In reality this new winter timetable is fairly similar to the timetable which had been running during the summer and Illumination period with the only difference being evenings. The intermediate Little Bispham journeys which were running in the evening will not run leaving a 30 minute frequency from Starr Gate to Fleetwood Ferry after 1745, seven days a week.

Services start at the following times:

  • Weekdays – 0500
  • Saturdays – 0600
  • Sundays – 0700

Trams run every 15 minutes between Starr Gate and Fleetwood Ferry between 0630 and 1745 and then its every 30 minutes. The last departure from Starr Gate to Fleetwood Ferry is at 2315 with it returning south at 0015.

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5 Responses to Winter timetable to start in Blackpool on 7th January

  1. Jack Gledhill says:

    Does anyone find it odd that the timetables for the new extension in co-operation with the existing route are not yet available after 13 years of planning!(Dwell time and timetable synchronisation are critical in ORIGINAL planning)NOT MY WORDS!
    All attempts to Blackpool Council/Transport to address anything regarding the numerous issues regarding this extension are totally ignored despite my requests that they are invited to explain which of my FACTS are wrong in several communications!

    • Gareth Prior says:

      Hardly that much of a surprise since we don’t have an opening date for the extension yet.

    • Steve Hyde says:

      Neither the council or BTS are likely to answer your repeated requests until such time as they are ready to make their proposals public. That doesn’t mean they haven’t produced draft timetables, they simply aren’t ready to go public yet. One big step will be to get sign-off from the politicians on the council. Nothing can be made public until the councillors have had their say. They have more important things to do than enter into debates with a single correspondent.

    • Kev says:

      There is no public opening date so of course they aren’t available and they won’t answer you because they don’t know. Though really they should answer and say that!
      The new bus and tram timetables only went live a short while before they changed so I wouldnt expect timetables until well into ghost running.

  2. lazzer says:

    Timetable disrupted today Thursday 11/1/2024 as a Range Rover has crashed into a tram near Pleasure Beach. Around 3pm the incident occured according to the Evening Gazette. No casualties reported so far.

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