As far as I can recall, I've never travelled on the Blackpool Trams, although it's something that has interested me for a while. I've been looking at a possible trip to the North West at the end of October, and this would give me an opportunity to travel on the trams. I would, therefore, like to ask for some advice on this, please. 1. What's the best rail route to get to the southerly terminus (Starr Gate)? I think that it looks to the Blackpool South line, getting off the train at Squires Gate and walking from there to the tram stop. 2. If I just took one through northbound journey to Fleetwood, how would I get back to the main line? It looks to me as if I'd have to take the ferry to Knott End and then a bus to Lancaster - is this right? 3. If I took (say) one full journey and then returned to the entre of Blackpool, would you recommend the train service from Blackpool North to Preston? 4. Finally, I'd probably be in the area during the week commencing 26th October. Is this likely to be a busy time (especially with regard to the Blackpool Illuminations), please? Thanks very much!