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Blackpool Tram

Starr Gate Depot, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY4 1SN

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Introduction

  • There are 36 tram stops.
  • Blackpool Transport are planning open days at the Starr Gate Depot and on out of service trams for local disability groups, to show them how the trams work and how accessible they are.

Location

  • This venue is situated in Blackpool.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.

Parking

  • The parking varies depending on the stops along the route.

Tram Stops

  • There are number of tram stops running from Starr Gate to Fleetwood Ferry.
  • There are slight slopes leading up to the tram stop.
  • There is tactile paving at the platform edge.
  • Some of the tram stops have shelters.
  • Some of the tram stops have bench seating.
  • There is signage on the floor for where the accessible entrances will be.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the centre of the tram.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • There maybe a slight gap between the platform and the tram.
    • There maybe a slight lip between the platform and tram.

Outside Access (Standard Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front and rear of the tram.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • There maybe a slight gap between the platform and the tram.
    • There maybe a slight lip between the platform and tram.
  • Comments View
    • There maybe a slight gap between the platform and the tram.
    • There maybe a slight lip between the platform and tram.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are two dedicated spaces on the tram for wheelchair users with a lowered emergency alarm and stop buttons.
    • All trams have two members of staff on them at all times who can provide assistance.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities at some of the stops.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There are toilet facilities at some of the stops.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.