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TRAVEL TO AND AROUND BLACKPOOL

Whether you're visiting Blackpool or travelling around as a resident, it's easy to find and a well connected place

You can find all the usual methods of transport to enable you to get around in Blackpool and on the Fylde Coast.

By Car

The main motorway network brings you right to the edge of the town as the M55 finishes at Yeadon Way.

If you turn left here, you follow the dual carriageway of Squires Gate Lane to the very southern edge of town, passing a retail park and Blackpool Airport, to eventually meet the seafront near to a large building which is the new tram depot for the Fylde Coast.

Turn right at the end of Squires Gate Lane and a short drive along the promenade brings you to the Pleasure Beach - you can see the tall tracks of various rollercoaster rides as you travel on your route into town.

Or, back at the same roundabout at the end of the M55, you can travel straigh ahead along Yeadon Way, which is the main bypass road straight into the main central car parks and town centre of Blackpool.

Head straight forward along this vital link road to find huge amounts of parking, which is well used all year round but particularly in the holiday and illumination season.

Carry on in a straight line underneath the railway bridge and you pass Blackpool Football Club on your right, coach bays on your left, and you come to the Central/Bonny Street surface car park, which is against the town centre and seafront.

This is a long stay car park, and there are others in Blackpool town centre, including multi-storey, short and long stay, at the Houndshill shopping centre, Wilkinsons, BHS, along with smaller surface car parks dotted around Blackpool.

By Tram

Don't forget the fabulous Blackpool Tramway - one of the oldest tramways in existence, opened in September 1885. 

The old-style Heritage Trams still operate throughout the year, but the daily commute is now carried out by a brand new fleet of smooth, purple and white, Bombardier Flexity trams.

Thanks to regular reader Barrie C. Woods for this photo of Heritage Tram No. 227 at north pier, just having the trolley pole turned for its return trip to Pleasure Beach.

Heritage tram 227 having the trolley pole turned

The tramway runs from Squires Gate at the southern end of Blackpool where it meets St Annes and the borough of Fylde, through Cleveleys and on to Fleetwood which are in the borough of Wyre.

The Blackpool tramway is operated by Blackpool Transport.

Find out more about the Blackpool Tram Service here

By Bus

Blackpool is well connected to neighbouring towns and the whole of the Fylde coast by public transport, and Blackpool Transport is the primary operator of service buses.

A programme of investment is underway, with brand new single and double decker buses replacing the old fleet.

Find out more about Blackpool Transport here.

Regular reader Barrie C. Woods sent in this photo of one of the ten new Dennis ENVIRO 400 buses during the launch event in St Johns Square, Blackpool.

Each has a capacity of 72 seated and up to 100 with standees. They are built on Dennis Chassis with Alexander bodies and operate with low-emission engines, they also have Wi-fi and various other modern features. Blackpool is the first operator to order them outside London. 

New Blackpool Transport Palladium double decker bus

By Train

Blackpool North Railway Station is very close to the town centre, near to the new Talbot Gateway development which is where you'll find the new Blackpool Council offices and Sainsbury's supermarket.

Blackpool North links the resort to the north west and rest of the country, with some direct services and others via connections at Preston.

By Coach

The National Express Coach Station in the centre of the resort on Central Car Park opposite Coral Island brings coaches to Blackpool from all major towns and cities.

By Air

Blackpool Airport is only 2.5 miles from the town centre at Squires Gate Lane and has scheduled flights to Ireland and the Isle of Man.

Blackpool North StationBlackpool North Station

Yeadon Way, BlackpoolYeadon Way, Blackpool

Blackpool Tram at Festival Houseon the promenadeBlackpool Tram at Festival Houseon the promenade

 
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