Category Archives: Heaton Park Tramway

Trams &: Blackpool 623 & buses

This edition of “Trams &” is going into preservation as we’re taking a trip to the Heaton Park Tramway.

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They’ve Run in 2024!

We take another look to see which heritage trams have run in service so far in 2024 on tramways across the British Isles. There has been some movement since we last ran this article with more trams being used at … Continue reading

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Heaton Park Tramway to reopen 15th June

It may be later than originally hoped the 2024 season at Manchester’s Heaton Park Tramway will get underway on Saturday 15th June. The news has been confirmed by the tramway’s official Facebook page and the announcement comes just a few … Continue reading

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Heaton Park Tramway edges towards reopening

Following the completion of repairs to the substation, the Heaton Park Tramway is coming close to reopening for the season with testing and crew re-familiarisation now underway. Although no date has been set just yet for passenger services to recommence … Continue reading

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Manchester Horse Tram L53 swaps Greater Manchester museums for the weekend!

Here’s a tram loan you probably didn’t see coming – and you’ll need to be quick to see it as Manchester Eades Reversible horse tram L53 has headed to the Greater Manchester Museum of Transport for display during their special … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2024!

For the first time this year we take a look at which heritage trams have run in service during 2024 across the British Isles. To remind you this article aim to feature which heritage trams have run in passenger service … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 14th April 2024

More photos from the recent archives this week and we’re off to a special Blackpool Day at the Heaton Park Tramway in 2010:

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Heaton Park Tramway delays start to 2024 season

Manchester’s Heaton Park Tramway has announced that the start to their 2024 season is to be delayed. The trams were due to start running from Saturday 30th March but for technical reasons this will now not be possible with no … Continue reading

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Heaton Park Tramway announce 2024 operating dates

The Heaton Park Tramway in Manchester are planning to operate on 40 days during 2024 with the heritage line set to reopen for the year on Easter Saturday, 30th March 2024 and run on selected dates until Sunday 29th September … Continue reading

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They Ran in 2023!

We round-up things of which heritage trams ran in service on tramways in the British Isles during 2023 with a final “They Ran in 2023!”. In truth since we last ran this article at the start of November 2023 there … Continue reading

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15 Years Apart: Blackpool Railcoach 680

Time for another edition of “15 Years Apart” as we feature a tram which is still in the same place but now under different ownership.

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15 Years Apart: Blackpool Replica Vanguard 619

Another edition of “15 Years Apart” for you today as we see a tram which has swapped locations in that time.

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Christmas and New Year services 2023/24

This is your one stop guide to see what services are due to operate on tramway and light rail systems over the festive period this year. There may be no services running on Christmas Day but if you miss your … Continue reading

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15 Years Apart: Leeds 6/Hull 96

Today “15 Years Apart” features a tram which has had a change of identity between 2008 and 2023.

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The Completely Random A-Z of Trams in the British Isles! H is for Heaton Park Tramway

Reaching the letter H we go to Manchester for what is the only true preserved tramway in the country.

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British Trams Online Tram of the Year 2023 – Voting Now Open!

Thank you to all those who took the time to send in nominations for the British Trams Online Tram of the Year 2023 – your ideas have helped us to form a shortlist as (for the first time) we look … Continue reading

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Blackpool Balloon 708 heads to Sandtoft

Article updated 29/11/2023 with the addition of photos. Another week and another tram takes a journey on the back of a low loader! This time it’s the turn of Blackpool Balloon 708 which departed Rigby Road Depot in its home … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2023!

With the start of November traditionally the end of most heritage tram operating seasons across the British Isles (with just Beamish and Blackpool now offering the regular chance to ride on a heritage tram over the next couple of months, … Continue reading

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Heaton Park Tramway announce post Christmas running

There will be a rare chance to enjoy a tram ride through Heaton Park in the post-Christmas period as the tramway will be running on Wednesday 27th December – and as an added attraction there will be a Vintage Fair … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 22nd October 2023

There are three small collections of photos included in this week’s update as we catch-up with some heritage trams from August and October:

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