The Manchester Transport Museum Society have released a short statement confirming that no tram service will operate this weekend (13th & 14th June) on the Heaton Park Tramway. It is hoped that normal service will resume the following weekend, on Saturday 21st June and updates will be provided on the tramway’s frequently updated Facebook page.
During last week’s enforced closure of the tramway due to the Parklife music festival, the opportunity was taken to carry out some upgrade work on the substation. It is essential that this work, along with commissioning and testing, is carried out to the highest possible standard before the overhead wires are re-energised and, to ensure that this important task is not rushed, the decision has been made that no trams will operate this weekend. The MTMS apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, and hope that normality will be restored very soon!