29th Day of September

The first public electric tramway in the world 1885

The Blackpool Tramway runs from Blackpool to Fleetwood on the Fylde Coast in Lancashire, England. The line dates back to 1885

The first part opened on 29 September 1885, a conduit line from Cocker Street to Dean Street on Blackpool Promenade and is one of the oldest electric tramways in the world.

The first public electric tramway in the world 1885

It is operated by Blackpool Transport and runs for 11 miles (18 km). It carried 4.8 million passengers in the 2019/20 financial year.

Excluding museums, it is one of only a few tramways in the world to still use double-deck trams, others including the Hong Kong Tramways and the Alexandria Tram in Egypt.

Extra Note: A ‘heritage service’ using the traditional trams operates on Bank Holidays, select weekdays and weekends from January to December, as well as during the Blackpool Illuminations.

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