Christmas & New Year 2023/24 Timetables

3 months ago Fri 24th Nov 2023

During the festive season this year, we’re altering our buses and trams to keep you moving. Check out the summary below to plan your journeys over Christmas and New Year this year. 

As in previous years, we will be running slightly different services on Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Please remember there will be no trams or buses running on Christmas Day so our frontline teams can join their friends and families for the day. 

The big news this year is that we’re running trams AND buses on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day! Our crews will be on hand to help you reach family and friends, and even Blackpool FC or Fleetwood Town games (still at a discount!). 

If you’re planning to travel with us during the festive period, plan ahead using the app or our online timetables – just change the date to when you want to travel to find all bus and tram times. 

Let’s take a look at a summary of our Christmas services. 

Sunday 24th December 

Tram: Sunday service with the last tram from Starr Gate to Fleetwood departing at 19:00 

Bus: Sunday service with last departures at 19:30 – 20:00

Monday 25th December 

Tram: No trams running 

Bus: No buses running 

Tuesday 26th December

Tram: Special service with a 30-minute daytime frequency to Thornton Gate, starting at 09:00 and ending at 17:00 

Bus: Limited service operated by volunteers

Wednesday 27th December 

Tram: Saturday service

Bus: Enhanced Saturday service meaning Peel Park and Faraday Way services will still run

Thursday 28th December 

Tram: Saturday service

Bus: Enhanced Saturday service meaning Peel Park and Faraday Way services will still run

Friday 29th December

Tram: Saturday service

Bus: Enhanced Saturday service meaning Peel Park and Faraday Way services will still run

Saturday 30th December 

Tram: Normal Saturday service

Bus: Saturday service

Sunday 31st December 

Tram: Sunday service with a 15-minute daytime frequency, last tram from Starr Gate to Fleetwood departs at 19:00 

Bus: Sunday service with last departures at 19:30 – 20:00

Monday 1st January 

Tram: Special service with a 30-minute daytime frequency to Thornton Gate, starting at 09:00 and ending at 17:00 

Bus: Limited service operated by volunteers

Tuesday 2nd January

Tram: Saturday service

Bus: Enhanced Saturday service meaning Peel Park and Faraday Way services will still run

Wednesday 3rd January 

Tram: Saturday service

Bus: Enhanced Saturday service meaning Peel Park and Faraday Way services will still run

Thursday 4th January

Tram: Saturday service

Bus: Enhanced Saturday service meaning Peel Park and Faraday Way services will still run

Friday 5th January 

Tram: Saturday service

Bus: Enhanced Saturday service meaning Peel Park and Faraday Way services will still run

Saturday 6th January

Tram: Normal Saturday service

Bus: Normal Saturday service

Sunday 7th January 

Tram: Normal service resumes

Bus: This is no normal service… this is…

Our routes reimagined

Social Media and Customer Experience during Christmas & New Year

On 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th December, our Social Media and Customer Experience teams will be unavailable by phone, email or our social media channels. They will return on Wednesday 27th December and answer any queries as soon as possible.

If you need a hand planning for these dates in advance, please get in touch with us below.

Need a hand planning your journey? 

Our Journey Planner on the Blackpool Transport app or website will create your entire journey for you! 

If you would like to speak to a member of our Customer Experience team, please get in touch by email or phone. 

We look forward to welcoming you onboard over the festive period!