Blackpool

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Sat on England’s west coast between the Ribble and Wyre estuaries, Blackpool has been a centre of tourism since the nineteenth century. With a population of 142,900, it is the fourth most densely populated district of England and Wales outside Greater London.

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The town came into its own after Thomas Clifton and Sir Henry Hoghton built a private road to the sandy beach, so bathers could more easily reach this newly fashionable area. Within the year, stagecoaches were running to Blackpool from Manchester and, the following year, from Halifax. The first half of the nineteenth century saw the town’s population swell by 2000 in just fifty years. The coming of the railway in the 1840s truly marked Blackpool’s rise to prominence, as it became a tourist destination accessible to people from across the newly industrialised regions of northern England. The influx of tourists and new residents led to Blackpool being incorporated in 1876. By 1881, the town had acquired its trademark piers and promenade. By the turn of the new century, Blackpool had been dubbed “the archetypal British seaside resort”. In 1951, the town’s population stood at 147,000: more than three times what it had been just 50 years before and almost 300 times what it had been in 1801.

However, the town could not continue to grow so quickly for too much longer. The increasing availability of cheap airfares in the latter half of the twentieth century so visitors desert Blackpool in favour of the Costa del Sol and other foreign locations. Despite this, the town has fared better than many coastal resorts and continues to attract millions of visitors each year. The Blackpool Tower is a nationally recognised landmark, while the switching on the Blackpool Illuminations remains a popular part of Britain’s Christmas celebrations.

Transport in Blackpool

Blackpool International Airport – actually located in the neighbouring borough of Fylde – is one of the oldest in the United Kingdom, having been in operation on and off for over 100 years. Today, it is served by airlines including Jet2, Manx2 and Aer Arann. In a recent survey, Which? named Blackpool International the best airport in Britain, awarding it top marks for the efficiency of check-in, the time taken to clear security, distance from check-in to the gate, and the overall airport experience.

The main bus services in and around Blackpool are operated by Blackpool Transport, while Stagecoach operates the regional bus and coach services (and are the sole users of Blackpool Talbot Road Bus Station). The main long distance services in and out of the town are operated by national couriers National Express, who operate largely out of the new National Express Blackpool Central Coach Station. Other services run from Blackpool Lonsdale Road Coach Station.

Northern and TransPennine Express operate rail services running in and out of Blackpool’s four stations. Squires Gate railway station, just across the borough boundary, serves Blackpool International Airport.

The former excursion railway line into the town centre now forms a link road to the M55, which links Blackpool to the national motorway network.

Blackpool’s famous tramway is the only surviving first generation tramway in the United Kingdom and is one of the oldest electric tramways in the world. It is still busy after over 125 year’s service, carrying 6,500,000 passengers each year.

 

 


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