Changes to tram services- statement from Blackpool Transport

There are to be changes to the tram service from Sunday. See statement below from Blackpool Transport.

"Despite the current climate, we have continued to keep things operating as normal for as long as possible but now have to make the difficult decision to reduce the frequency of our tram service.

Monday to Friday, trams will continue to operate along the whole tramway and will now run every 30 minutes as of Sunday 22 March. The first tram of the day will now leave Starr Gate at 05:15 and then every 30 minutes after. The first tram will leave Fleetwood Ferry at 06:15.

On Saturday's the first tram of the day will  leave Starr Gate at 06:15 and Fleetwood Ferry at 07:15 with a 30 minute service running after.

On Sunday's the first tram of the day will continue to leave Starr Gate at 07:15 and Fleetwood Ferry at 08:15 with a 30 minute service running after.

Trams will also finish a little earlier in the evening with the last tram leaving Starr Gate at 21:15 and running back from Fleetwood Ferry at 22:15. We understand that this is earlier than usual but does reflect the number of customers travelling after these times.

Make sure to check any changes to your journey and the tram timetables from Sunday 22 March.

Reducing the tram frequency will help us to keep running a reliable service for customers who rely on public transport. In light of recent government guidance surrounding the Coronavirus, we would encourage customers to limit the use of public transport to essential travel only.

These changes will come into effect from the start of service on Sunday 22 March and will be in place until further notice.

Our teams are doing their very best to keep you moving during these difficult circumstances so thank you for your patience whilst they work hard to get you where you need to be."

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