Blackpool’s famous ghost tram tours return

Now everyone loves the retro-ambience of the Blackpool’s lovingly restored and maintained heritage tram fleet.

With their interiors restored to as close as possible original condition, the passenger is transported back to the first half of the 20th century. Could you be sitting in the vehicle that fictionally despatched Coronation Street’s character, evil Alan Bradley?

But what if there are real life ghost stories associated with a tramway system that’s now well into its second century? What stories can these beautiful vehicles tell? Now you can find out by joining a ghost tram tour, that’s bound to give you a chill and a thrill.

Victorian Ghost Hunter, Stephen Mercer, will be joining the trams with spooky tales of ghosts from the coast on The Ghost Tram, a special tour run by Blackpool Heritage TramTours and Supernatural Events.

Stephen says: “I am so pleased to be working with Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours again on The Ghost Tram. It really is a dream come true; to be able to bring my spooky stories to those joining us on one of Blackpool’s beautiful heritage trams. This year there will be some new tales of terror, horrifying hauntings, the macabre and murder to tell as well as some ‘old’ favourites. Tickets are likely to go with all the force of a poltergeist for The Ghost Tram, so if you’re brave enough I would suggest book your seats now and rest in peace!”

Departing from the historic North Pier, the tour will take you further north towards Little Bispham as your ‘host with the ghost’ regales you with haunting tales and spooky stories. Returning south you will head deep into Blackpool’s heart and history, travelling to Starr Gate before before you travel back to North Pier and disembarkation.

Tour details and booking

Each tour will start at 19:15, take approximately 75 minutes and can be boarded from the North Pier & Tower Heritage Tram stop.

  • Adult (16+): £12
  • Child (Under 16): £6
  • 14th & 28th May
  • 11th & 25th June
  • 2nd & 16th July
  • 13th & 20th August
  • 3rd, 10th & 24th September
  • 6th, 13th, 20th & 31st October (31st October there will be 3 tours, 5pm, 6:30pm and 8pm)
  • 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th November


  • I have worked in the housing and transport professions for several local authorities, specialising in policy, strategy preparation and bid writing. Having always had an interest in film, the visual arts in general, theatre, music and lterature, I thought it would be good to combine the writing experience with these interests to contribute to altBlackpool. In addition to writing, my hobbies include watercolour and pastel painting, photography, woodwork, cycling and vegetable gardening.

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