Blackpool Transport have announced that as from Sunday 16th August a more frequent timetable will be introduced on the Blackpool Tramway with trams continuing to run later into the evening as well. Since the tramway resumed operation last month the service has only been running every 20 minutes and has ended in the early evening but all this will change as they gear up for the continued increase in passenger numbers.
The new timetable – which can be viewed on the Blackpool Transport website – will see trams running every 15 minutes between 0800 and 2000. A 20 minute frequency will continue in the early mornings (first trams from 0530 Monday-Friday, 0730 at weekends) and later into the evenings (final departure from Fleetwood Ferry will now be 2300).
Changes to the operating procedure of the trams will continue to be in place with just the middle doors being opened, fewer seats being available for use and a lower capacity on board the trams. The trams will also continue to be cleaned thoroughly every hour two hours as they return o Starr Gate and face coverings should still be worn on board (exemptions apply). It is also advised to pre-purchase tickets online or through the app but it will also be possible to buy tickets using cash on board the trams.