The tram line has been there for over 100 years and has seen the Fylde Coast change and grow and evolve into the place it is today.
On 3 April 2012, the brand new Flexcity Bombardier trams made their very first passenger journey, marking the start of a brand new era of passenger transport for residents and visitors.
The old tram cars didn’t comply with modern access rules for disabled passengers, with steps up to the tramcars, which meant that if they weren’t changed and adapted the service would ultimately have had to cease.
So the huge project to modernise the tram way for the twenty first century began, with £100m of investment, new tracks and platforms and a completely new system for the future.
The heritage trams will continue to run from Squires Gate to Little Bispham, at weekends during the season and every day in the school holidays.
The tramline runs along the coast right up to Anchorsholme, where it parts from the seafront to go through the centre of Cleveleys, and continues inland to where it briefly meets the seafront again at Fleetwood near to the North Euston Hotal and RNLI station against Fleetwood Ferry.
The tramline runs along Lord Street at Fleetwood, and is the only place in the UK to have a tramline along it’s main high street. There are stops on Lord Street and against Fleetwood market, so it’s an ideal way to travel in and out of Fleetwood, with trams every 20 minutes during the day.
New tram at Fleetwood Ferry stop, on launch day in 2012