Here's what you need to know as Blackpool's famous heritage trams return

One of the Fylde coast’s most popular attractions is finally returning after the Covid-19 lockdown.

By Phil Cunnington
Tuesday, 21st July 2020, 12:30 pm

Heritage Tram Tours will run on a tour basis from the August bank holiday weekend, with customers needing to pre-book in advance online. Heritage Trams will then run from September.

The show-stopping illuminated trams, including the much-loved Western Train, will run from October all the way through to January as part of the extended Blackpool illuminations season for evening illuminations tours.

This year, things will be a little different as it will be a socially distanced onboard experience which makes it all the more special. Conductors will safely seat customers in their pre-booked seats for peace of mind.

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Blackpool's heritage trams on the Golden Mile. The trams will return on August bank holiday weekend

Customers can only board the tram by booking online in advance at

Ian Middlemiss, head of tramway for Blackpool Transport, said: “Though we can’t offer the usual full service this year, we know that this experience will be as wonderful as always.

“This is just the start of an incredible and unique journey for Heritage Trams as we wrap them into the heart of our Blackpool Transport team. Next year there will be an expansion of our operations that means you will see an advanced offer and unique experiences on our Heritage Trams.”

Blackpool Heritage Trams have put extra cleaning measures in place, with all areas of the tram being regularly deep cleaned and high touch point areas sanitised after every tour.

Customers will need to wear a face covering on board unless they are exempt under the latest government guidance.

For bookings and further information, visit