Category Archives: Seaton Tramway

Seaton Tramway announce plans for 24 hour Tramathon 2021!

I think we can probably all agree that 2020 hasn’t exactly been the year we hoped it may be and many of us may already been looking forward to 2021 and hoping it will be a far more enjoyable year … Continue reading

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Seaton Tramway cancel Polar Express trips for 2020 – back in 2021

It is usually a very popular event for families but the Polar Express tram rides for 2020 at the Seaton Tramway have now been cancelled as a result of the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the latest lockdown and what may come … Continue reading

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Lockdown returns to England – heritage trams suspended again

It was announced late on Saturday 31st October that England will once again be going into a national lockdown in an attempt to supress the spread of the Coronavirus. This means that as from Thursday 5th November – and until … Continue reading

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Seaton Tramway receive £435,100 from government funding package

The Seaton Tramway has been awarded £435,100 from the government backed Culture Recover Fund following the release of the first round of funding of this £1.57 billion fund. The money will go towards wages, major overhauls such as track and … Continue reading

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Seaton Tramway wins Tripadvisor mark

The Seaton Tramway have announced that they have recently been awarded the 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice award, based on good feedback left on the popular Tripadvisor website and app.

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

There are another couple of Photo Galleries now added to the main website, including images from overseas and also the 50th Anniversary celebrations in Seaton:

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In Pictures: Seaton Tramway celebrates 50 years

It wasn’t the celebration originally envisaged but Friday 28th August 2020 saw the Seaton Tramway in Devon commemorate 50 years of operation with an intensive tram service operating the length of the line – including the ever elusive no. 4. … Continue reading

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Covid-19 update – heritage systems and museums

Its been a while since we last had a summary of which heritage lines are operating following the continued easing of lockdown restrictions so here we go again! This summary only gives details of those museums/heritage lines which have reopened. … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

With the Seaton Tramway celebrating its 50th anniversary on 28th August we head back to 2007 for some images from the tramway as this week’s main feature:

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All 13 operational trams to run at Seaton to celebrate 50 Years

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit the UK and major restrictions were put in place affecting everyday life it seemed the chances of celebrating various anniversaries in 2020 had been put to bed. But not to be deterred by the continuing, … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Seaton Tramway in August

The Seaton Tramway in Devon was the first heritage line to reopen following the lifting of government restrictions back on Saturday 4th July. With a recent increase in services – running at least every 20 minutes between 1000 and 1600 … Continue reading

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MER and VER resume operation as Seaton increases services

As expected Saturday 25th July saw the return to service of both the Manx Electric Railway and Volk’s Electric Railway whilst down in Devon there was a increase in services to a 20 minute frequency.

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So Nearly, Not Quite: Seaton Tramway 10

As we continue our series which shows that photography doesn’t always go right we are again in Devon for another view from the Seaton Tramway.

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Seaton Tramway increases services

Since it reopened on Saturday 4th July, the Seaton Tramway has been running the “Yellow” timetable with trams every 30 minutes between 1000 and 1600. But as from Saturday 25th July a higher frequency service will operate with the “Blue” … Continue reading

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So Nearly, Not Quite: Seaton Tramway 10

We head down to Seaton for this latest edition of “So Nearly, Not Quite”.

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Trams in Video: Seaton Tramway – 2003 & 2006

We are back with more videos today and in this edition we head down to Devon for footage taken at the Seaton Tramway in both 2003 and 2006. In 2003 the service was dominated by the older trams but three … Continue reading

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In Preview: Seaton Tramway reopens

Its been over three months since a heritage tram last ran in passenger service but that period of closure will be ended on Saturday 4th July when the Seaton Tramway becomes the first line to reopen. But with Covid-19 restrictions … Continue reading

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Covid-19 update – heritage systems and museum

With restrictions due to be relaxed from Saturday 4th July in England it has been confirmed that tram museums and heritage services will be able to resume from that date. This round-up gives details of those lines which have confirmed … Continue reading

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Crich and Seaton announce plans to re-open

Following the latest relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions in England (Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have separate rules made by their devolved governments), as from 4th July it will be possible for tourist attractions to reopen – and this includes heritage … Continue reading

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What did we learn from Seaton Tramway’s Tramathon?

Over the week of 8th June 2020, the Seaton Tramway had a week of remote events to not only entertain us but also to help raise funds to secure the future of the Tramway, with their main stream of money … Continue reading

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