List of Blackpool Tramway tram stops

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The sign of the Waterloo Road stop on the Blackpool Tramway.

All of the current stops of Blackpool Tramway are listed here, as well as past and future stops.

Main service stops[edit]

Blackpool Tramway
Fleetwood Ferry Knott End-on-SeaHeritage streetcar
Victoria Street
London Street
Fisherman's Walk
Stanley Road
Lindel Road
Heathfield Road
Broadwater
Rossall Square
Rossall School
Rossall Beach
Thornton Gate
West Drive
Cleveleys Heritage streetcar
Anchorsholme Lane
Little Bispham
Norbreck North
Norbreck
Sandhurst Avenue
Bispham Heritage streetcar
Cavendish Road
Lowther Avenue
Cabin Heritage streetcar
Cliffs Hotel
Gynn Square
Wilton Parade
Pleasant Street
North Pier
(northbound)
Talbot Square
(eastbound only)
North Station Blackpool North railway station
(due 2020)[1]
North Pier
(southbound)
Heritage streetcar
Tower
Central Pier
Manchester Square
Rigby Road depot
St Chad's Road
Waterloo Road
(Blackpool South Blackpool South railway station)
South Pier
Pleasure Beach Heritage streetcar
Burlington Road West
(Pleasure Beach Blackpool Pleasure Beach railway station)
Harrow Place
Starr Gate depot
Starr Gate
(Squires Gate Squires Gate railway station)

The following is a list of stops with platforms currently served by Blackpool's Flexity 2 fleet, from north to south:[4]

Stop Image Coordinates Stop Type Notes
Fleetwood Ferry Fleetwood Ferry 53°55′39″N 3°00′29″W / 53.9276°N 3.0080°W / 53.9276; -3.0080
  • Terminus.
  • Reserved track (paved).
  • Single platform.
The northern terminus of the tramway. The single platform is located at Bold Street, on a terminal loop of track. Provides a ferry interchange for the service to Knott End.

Most of the loop is on-street but the platform itself and a section at the Pharos Lighthouse are reserved. The loop is single-tracked aside from a double track alignment on Queen's Terrace.

Victoria Street Victoria Street 53°55′30″N 3°00′31″W / 53.9249°N 3.0086°W / 53.9249; -3.0086
  • On-street.
  • Side platforms.
Nearest stop to Fleetwood Market.

There is a crossover north of the platforms.

London Street London Street 53°55′21″N 3°00′42″W / 53.9226°N 3.0116°W / 53.9226; -3.0116
  • On-street.
  • Side platforms.
Fisherman's Walk Fisherman's Walk 53°55′11″N 3°01′03″W / 53.9197°N 3.0174°W / 53.9197; -3.0174
  • Reserved track (paved).
  • Side platforms.
Nearest stop to Fleetwood Freeport.

The stop marks the end of the street-running section of track on Lord Street, Fleetwood. There is a crossover northeast of the platforms.

Stanley Road Stanley Road 53°55′00″N 3°01′14″W / 53.9166°N 3.0206°W / 53.9166; -3.0206
  • Reserved track (ballasted).
  • Side platforms.
Nearest stop to Fleetwood Town FC.
Lindel Road Lindel Road 53°54′49″N 3°01′25″W / 53.9136°N 3.0236°W / 53.9136; -3.0236
  • Reserved track (ballasted).
  • Side platforms.
Heathfield Road Heathfield Road 53°54′36″N 3°01′39″W / 53.9099°N 3.0275°W / 53.9099; -3.0275
  • Reserved track (ballasted).
  • Side platforms.
Broadwater Broadwater 53°54′14″N 3°01′56″W / 53.9039°N 3.0322°W / 53.9039; -3.0322
  • Reserved track (ballasted).
  • Side platforms.
  • Staggered platforms.
Rossall Square Rossall Square 53°54′02″N 3°02′12″W / 53.9006°N 3.0367°W / 53.9006; -3.0367
  • Reserved track (ballasted).
  • Side platforms.
Rossall School Rossall School 53°53′48″N 3°02′22″W / 53.8968°N 3.0395°W / 53.8968; -3.0395
  • Reserved track (ballasted).
  • Side platforms.
Located at the school's entrance.
Rossall Beach Rossall Beach 53°53′15″N 3°02′25″W / 53.8876°N 3.0404°W / 53.8876; -3.0404
  • Reserved track (ballasted).
  • Side platforms.
Thornton Gate Thornton Gate 53°53′00″N 3°02′22″W / 53.8833°N 3.0395°W / 53.8833; -3.0395
  • Reserved track (ballasted).
  • Side platforms.
There is a middle track alignment and crossovers north of the platforms. There was previously a siding at this location.
West Drive West Drive 53°52′49″N 3°02′21″W / 53.8802°N 3.0391°W / 53.8802; -3.0391
  • Reserved track (ballasted).
  • Side platforms.
Cleveleys Cleveleys 53°52′39″N 3°02′23″W / 53.8776°N 3.0398°W / 53.8776; -3.0398
  • Reserved track (paved).
  • Side platforms.
There is a crossover north of the platforms.
Anchorsholme Lane Anchorsholme Lane 53°52′17″N 3°02′34″W / 53.8714°N 3.0427°W / 53.8714; -3.0427
  • Reserved track (ballasted).
  • Side platforms.
Little Bispham Little Bispham 53°51′58″N 3°02′51″W / 53.8660°N 3.0476°W / 53.8660; -3.0476
  • Reserved track (ballasted).
  • Side platforms.
The first stop on the Promenade in Blackpool. It has a station building with toilet facilities on the northbound platform. Some trams from Starr Gate terminate here during the summer and Blackpool Illuminations.

There is a track loop north of the platforms, for northbound turnbacks only.

Norbreck North Norbreck North 53°51′42″N 3°02′56″W / 53.8616°N 3.0489°W / 53.8616; -3.0489
  • Reserved track (ballasted).
  • Side platforms.
Re-opened in March 2016 after the stop was previously removed as part of the tramway upgrade.
Norbreck Norbreck 53°51′28″N 3°03′00″W / 53.8578°N 3.0501°W / 53.8578; -3.0501
  • Reserved track (ballasted).
  • Side platforms.
Located opposite the Norbreck Castle Hotel.
Sandhurst Avenue Sandhusrt Avenue 53°51′13″N 3°03′06″W / 53.8536°N 3.0518°W / 53.8536; -3.0518
  • Reserved track (ballasted).
  • Side platforms.
Bispham Bispham 53°50′57″N 3°03′13″W / 53.8493°N 3.0535°W / 53.8493; -3.0535
  • Reserved track (paved/ballasted).
  • Side platforms.
  • Staggered platforms.
Located opposite Red Bank Road, Bispham's high street. It has a station building with a cafe and toilet facilities on the northbound platform.

There is a middle track alignment and crossovers north of the platforms.

Cavendish Road Cavendish Road 53°50′48″N 3°03′13″W / 53.8466°N 3.0536°W / 53.8466; -3.0536
  • Reserved track (ballasted).
  • Side platforms.
Lowther Avenue Lowther Avenue 53°50′31″N 3°03′16″W / 53.8420°N 3.0544°W / 53.8420; -3.0544
  • Reserved track (ballasted).
  • Side platforms.
Cabin Cabin 53°50′17″N 3°03′17″W / 53.8381°N 3.0548°W / 53.8381; -3.0548
  • Reserved track (paved).
  • Side platforms.
Also known as Uncle Tom's Cabin.

There is a crossover north of the platforms.

Cliffs Hotel Cliffs Hotel 53°50′10″N 3°03′18″W / 53.8360°N 3.0549°W / 53.8360; -3.0549
  • Reserved track (paved).
  • Side platforms.
Gynn Square Gynn Square 53°50′01″N 3°03′18″W / 53.8337°N 3.0550°W / 53.8337; -3.0550
  • Reserved track (paved).
  • Side platforms.
Wilton Parade Wilton Parade 53°49′40″N 3°03′20″W / 53.8278°N 3.0556°W / 53.8278; -3.0556
  • Reserved track (paved).
  • Side platforms.
Pleasant Street Pleasant Street 53°49′31″N 3°03′20″W / 53.8252°N 3.0555°W / 53.8252; -3.0555
  • Reserved track (paved).
  • Side platforms.
North Pier Northbound North Pier Northbound 53°49′11″N 3°03′21″W / 53.8197°N 3.0557°W / 53.8197; -3.0557
  • Reserved track (paved).
  • Side platforms.
  • Staggered platforms.
This stop's platforms are significantly staggered by approximately 200m. The northbound platform is at the Grand Metropole Hotel, while the southbound platform is nearer Blackpool Tower. This is likely due to the future tram link to North Station, as a junction for this extension has been installed between the two platforms.

There is a short siding for heritage trams and two crossovers at the southbound platform.

North Pier Southbound North Pier Southbound 53°49′04″N 3°03′22″W / 53.8177°N 3.0561°W / 53.8177; -3.0561
Tower Tower 53°48′52″N 3°03′21″W / 53.8145°N 3.0558°W / 53.8145; -3.0558
  • Reserved track (paved).
  • Side platforms.
The stop is in reality located just south of Blackpool Tower.

There is a crossover north of the platforms.

Central Pier Central Pier 53°48′42″N 3°03′20″W / 53.8118°N 3.0556°W / 53.8118; -3.0556
  • Reserved track (paved).
  • Side platforms.
Manchester Square Manchester Square 53°48′29″N 3°03′20″W / 53.8080°N 3.0555°W / 53.8080; -3.0555
  • Reserved track (paved).
  • Side platforms.
Located just north of a junction of on-street side track leading to Rigby Road depot, where Blackpool's heritage trams are housed and maintained. There is a siding north of the platforms.
St Chad's Road St Chad's Road 53°48′09″N 3°03′20″W / 53.8024°N 3.0556°W / 53.8024; -3.0556
  • Reserved track (paved).
  • Side platforms.
Waterloo Road Waterloo Road 53°47′56″N 3°03′21″W / 53.7989°N 3.0559°W / 53.7989; -3.0559
  • Reserved track (paved).
  • Side platforms.
Nearest stop to Blackpool South railway station.
South Pier South Pier 53°47′45″N 3°03′23″W / 53.7959°N 3.0564°W / 53.7959; -3.0564
  • Reserved track (paved).
  • Side platforms.
Pleasure Beach Pleasure Beach 53°47′37″N 3°03′24″W / 53.7935°N 3.0567°W / 53.7935; -3.0567
  • Reserved track (paved).
  • Side platforms.
There is a double-track loop south of the platforms which heritage trams use during service, for southbound turnbacks only.
Burlington Road West Burlington Road West 53°47′14″N 3°03′30″W / 53.7873°N 3.0583°W / 53.7873; -3.0583
  • Reserved track (paved).
  • Side platforms.
  • Staggered platforms.
Nearest stop to Blackpool Pleasure Beach railway station.
Harrow Place Harrow Place 53°46′57″N 3°03′29″W / 53.7825°N 3.0580°W / 53.7825; -3.0580
  • Reserved track (paved).
  • Side platforms.
Starr Gate Starr Gate 53°46′40″N 3°03′22″W / 53.7779°N 3.0560°W / 53.7779; -3.0560
  • Terminus.
  • Reserved track (paved).
  • Side platforms.
The southern terminus of the tramway. The Starr Gate depot is located here, where the Flexity 2 fleet are housed and maintained. Nearest stop to Squires Gate railway station.

There is a track loop, crossovers and headshunts here as part of the depot layout.

Heritage tram stops[edit]

A map showing the stops used by Blackpool's heritage trams.[5] Dark green- normal service. Light green- enhanced service.

Blackpool's heritage trams do not serve the main service platforms, instead having separate designated stops. The following is a list of stops used by them, from north to south:[6]

  • Fleetwood Ferry
    At Pharos Lighthouse.
  • Cleveleys
  • Bispham
  • Cabin
  • North Pier
    On a track siding.
  • Pleasure Beach
    On a track loop.

Starr Gate is also used as a temporary stop during special events.

Former stops[edit]

Stops removed by tramway upgrade[edit]

The following is a list of stops removed in 2011-2012 during the tramway modernisation, from north to south:[7]

  • Pharos Street
  • Church Street
  • Preston Street
  • Lingfield Road
  • Southfleet Avenue
  • Westbourne Road
  • Westmorland Avenue
  • Beach Road
  • Lauderdale Avenue
  • Melton Place
  • Norkeed Road
  • Leyburn Avenue
  • Madison Avenue
  • Miner's Home
  • St Stephen's Avenue
  • Warley Road
  • Imperial Hotel
  • Cocker Street
  • Victoria Street (Blackpool)
  • Foxhall Square
  • Lytham Road
    On the section of track leading to Rigby Road depot.
  • Barton Avenue
  • Alexandra Road
  • Star Hotel
  • Harrowside
  • Abercorn Place

Future stops[edit]

North Station extension[edit]

[8]

Stop Image Coordinates Stop Type Notes
Talbot Square Talbot Square 53°49′09″N 3°03′16″W / 53.8191°N 3.0545°W / 53.8191; -3.0545
  • Reserved track (paved).
  • Single platform.
Eastbound-only stop in Talbot Square which will allow passengers to alight for Blackpool Town Centre. It is situated on a reserved track segment at the beginning of the street track section on Talbot Road. Unusually, there is no stop sign or shelter.

It is due to open in 2020.

North Station 53°49′16″N 3°03′00″W / 53.8210°N 3.0500°W / 53.8210; -3.0500
  • Terminus.
  • Reserved track (paved).
  • Island platform.
Expected to be new terminus providing an interchange with national rail services at Blackpool North via a pedestrian underpass. It will be situated on a reserved track segment on the site of an existing homeware store.

It will be located near a scissors crossover, and will be the only island platform on the network. It is due to open in 2020.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blackpool's New Tramway". www.blackpool.gov.uk. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Tram Fleetwood to Starr Gate". Blackpool Transport Services Ltd. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Timetables & Fares". Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Tram route stops". Blackpooltransport.com. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Timetables & Fares". Blackpoolheritage.com. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Heritage Trams". Blackpooltransport.com. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  7. ^ "Tram Stops : Blackpool Tramway : TheTrams.co.uk". Thetrams.co.uk. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  8. ^ "Tramway terminal centre of Talbot Gateway phase two".

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