The Real Tram Driving Experience


The eagerly anticipated return of the very popular tram driving experience has arrived!

Blackpool is absolutely unique in that it has the first and only continuously operating electric tramway in the UK and now offers again the opportunity to come and drive one of our fleet of heritage trams.

The tramway was opened in 1885 and is still going strong following an upgrade and introduction of new low-floor accessible trams to allow the tramway to meet modern needs and take comfort and the customer experience to a new level. A selection of original trams built from the 1900’s onwards have been retained and still operate seamlessly amongst the new generation light rapid transport vehicles providing nostalgic heritage promenade tours every weekend, bank holiday and during school holidays.

What’s so special about the Blackpool Tram Driving Experience?

You can drive one of our genuine & original heritage fleet trams right here on the promenade past the world famous Tower and Piers under the watchful eye of our talented and enthusiastic team of Instructors. We are the only destination in the UK that you can drive a REAL heritage tram on a REAL operating tramway and what’s more, this experience is in the hometown and birthplace of the electric tram.

Now that’s amazing!

DETAILS, PRICES, DATES & BOOKINGS

The REAL Tram Driving Experience    –  £450

Each course will run with two participants and includes a full safety brief and introduction to the tramway, familiarisation of the tram itself and a driving experience on the section of tramway between Pleasure Beach and Little Bispham. Each of you will drive for a full three hours in total during the day. The tram used will normally be one of the ‘B’ fleet double deck Balloon trams originally built circa 1934. The complete event will start at 0830hrs, finish at 1700hrs and include breakfast rolls, refreshments during the day and lunch. Each participant will receive a special workshop tour, a selection of exclusive ‘REAL DRIVE’ souvenirs, and a framed course certificate. You are very welcome to bring companions who can join your tram at North Pier/Tower Heritage Stop and travel on board, join us for lunch and at the end of the day for your certificate presentation. Up to four companions can join at a supplement of £10 per person.

Prefer a one to one?

An exclusive course just for yourself to experience a full six hours driving is available at £800.

The REAL Tram Driving Experience is initially available on the following dates in 2019;

23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30 April

1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23 May

10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20 June

4, 5, 6 November

Terms & Conditions apply.

To participate in a course, you must hold a current and valid DVLA full or provisional licence, be no older than
70, meet the car driving eyesight standard (with glasses or contact lenses if worn) and be physically fit. A medical
declaration must be signed by participants and there will be a simple eyesight check on the day.
Tram driving requires unrestricted use of arms and legs and the ability to look over both shoulders easily.

Gift Vouchers are available in denominations of £50.

To download or request a booking form, please click here or email heritage.trams@blackpooltransport.com

Please note that a £50 non-refundable deposit is required to secure the booking. Balance in full is due 14 days in advance of the
experience date and is non-refundable. If unforeseen circumstances cause the day to be altered or curtailed, then the company reserve the right to offer an alternative date.