Category Archives: Heaton Park Tramway

RIP Bob Hill

Bob Hill, one of the leading figures of the Manchester Transport Museum Society and a hugely important person in the tram preservation scene, has sadly died. He was the MTMS President at the time of his passing, and had previously … Continue reading

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Heaton Park Tramways receives a delivery from Metrolink

The Heaton Park Tramway – the UK’s one truly preserved tramway and described in a recent press release as Manchester’s second tramway (although you could suggest Metrolink is Manchester’s second tramway!) – have recently received a new delivery from Manchester … Continue reading

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Looking ahead to 2017: Heaton Park Tramway

One of the first of the UK’s heritage tramways to announce their events plan for 2017 was the Heaton Park Tramway in Manchester with an ambitious plan of events aimed at both enthusiasts and families.

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When is a horse bus, not a horse bus?

Followers of the Heaton Park Tramway may well be aware that, a few years ago, the Manchester Transport Museum Society acquired a partially restored horse-drawn bus from Beamish Museum, where it had been declared surplus to requirements. The idea was … Continue reading

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Trams on the move from NELSAM

On Wednesday 21st September, initial preparations were made at the North East Land, Sea & Air Museum (NELSAM) at Sunderland, to remove the illuminated Hovertram 735 from their storage depot for its journey by road back to Blackpool for an … Continue reading

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Your Heritage Tramways need you!

If our recent coverage of the issues which have affected the Heaton Park Tramway tells us one thing it is just how much our heritage tramways rely on volunteers. Unfortunately as free time becomes more of a commodity and with … Continue reading

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Heaton Park Tramway – A clarification

In our recent news article on the forthcoming closure of the Heaton Park Tramway we may have suggested that the tramway was due to be open to the public throughout the winter; this was not the intention. The tramway was … Continue reading

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Heaton Park’s winter work forces three month closure

The Heaton Park Tramway have an ambitious workshop programme planned for winter 2016/17 and beyond, and to allow the scarce volunteer resources to be focussed accordingly, it has been decided not to operate a tram service this winter. This also … Continue reading

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Heaton Park trams star at Trans Lanc Rally

The annual Trans Lanc Rally day, staged by the Greater Manchester Museum of Transport, sees a huge array of historic vehicles displayed in the vast grounds of Manchester’s Heaton Park. To compliment the event, an enhanced tram service operates through … Continue reading

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Heaton Park Tramway suspend a Saturday service

The Heaton Park Tramway have stated that the planned Saturday service will not operate on 3rd September. However, the trams will be running on Sunday 4th September with a three-car service expected to coincide with the annual Trans Lanc Rally … Continue reading

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An eventful August Sunday?

Two tram preservation groups hosted special events on Sunday 7th August. The North Eastern Electrical Traction Trust (NEETT) played host to their annual ‘Tram & Transport Sunday’ at their headquarters at the North East Land, Sea & Air Museum near … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have another three Photo Galleries for you this week:

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619 remembers the Battle of the Somme

As reported previously, a series of national commemorative events to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme will be taking place in Manchester’s Heaton Park next weekend, on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd July. With the tramway already … Continue reading

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Heaton Park to commemorate the Somme centenary

A national commemorative event to mark 100 years since the Battle of the Somme, when 19,240 allied forces lost their lives in the initial assault, will be held in Manchester in July, and Heaton Park will be playing a major … Continue reading

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More Manchester T68s to enter preservation?

The Manchester Transport Museum Society have released a statement concerning the future of three of the withdrawn T68s stored at the Trafford Park depot on the Metrolink system. It is already well known that the MTMS plan to acquire car … Continue reading

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Preserved Brush car 623 returns to service

Preparations for a special event at the Heaton Park Tramway over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend have included commissioning Blackpool Brush car 623 for service. This tram hasn’t operated so far this year and it was feared that it … Continue reading

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Heaton Park reveal 2015 operating statistics

The Heaton Park Tramway – the UK’s only truly preserved tramway – have announced their operating statistics for 2015 which saw 5,7000 passengers carried on the half mile running line from the Middleton Road gates to Lakeside.

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A busy winter of work for Heaton Park

Volunteers at the Heaton Park Tramway are being kept very busy this winter, with a number of trams requiring varying levels of workshop attention. Following the major work on Hull 96 which is currently the main service car, attention has been … Continue reading

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Santa Claus is coming to the tramways!

As is the norm for this time of year, Father Christmas has been very busy not only preparing presents for the big day itself, but also meeting youngsters at various tramways across the UK. As well as the previously advertised … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Heaton Park’s Autumn Gala

On Sunday 15th November, the Heaton Park Tramway staged one of their popular gala days offering an enhanced tram service as well as a few unusual photographic opportunities. The event was slightly scaled back from what was originally planned but … Continue reading

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