Going for a ride…

We again turn our attention to just when and where you can enjoy a ride on a traditional tram in the British Isles and for the first time in what seems like ages there is no special event to look forward to this weekend. But as we are sure you are aware just because of that it doesn’t mean there isn’t anywhere you can go for a ride…

Beamish: The Living Museum of the North

Current Status: Open daily from 1000 to 1700.

More info @ http://www.beamish.org.uk.

Birkenhead Heritage Tramway

Current Status: Operates every Saturday & Sunday between 1300 and 1700.

Timetable in operation: Trams depart Taylor Street every half hour between 1250 and 1620 returning from Woodside between 1305 and 1635 using 1 tram.

Next Special Event: Santa Special – Saturday 19th December

More info @ http://www.mtps.co.uk

Black Country Living Museum

Current Status: Open daily 1000 to 1700.

The tramway is now fully reopen but you are advised to check before travelling as there have been occasions when it has either not being running at all or has been running limited hours.

More info @ http://www.bclm.co.uk/

Blackpool Tramway

Current Status: Heritage trams operate every weekend until Sunday 9th November and daily during October half-term. Illumination Tours run nightly until Sunday 9th November.

Timetable in operation:

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th October, Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th October, Saturday 24th October to Sunday 1st November, Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th November – Blue timetable (2 trams in service mainly running between Pleasure Beach and North Pier up to every 20 minutes from 1000-1700)

Until Sunday 9th November – Illumination Tours will run nightly starting at Pleasure Beach.

Please note these dates are only for approximately the next month, for details of operating information beyond either see the Events Diary or visit the link below.

More info @ https://www.facebook.com/BlackpoolHeritageTramTours

Crich Tramway Village

Current Status: Open daily until Sunday 1st November.

Next special event: Starlight Spectacular – Monday 26th to Saturday 31st October

More info @ http://www.tramway.co.uk

East Anglia Transport Museum

Current Status: Open Sundays.

Open: Open every Sunday until the end of October. Opening hours 1200 until 1630.

Next Special Event: Halloween – Saturday 31st October (open 1200 to 1900)

More info @ http://www.eatm.org.uk/index.html

Great Orme Tramway

Current Status: Daily operation until end of October.

Timetable in operation: Trams every 20 minutes between 1000 and 1700.

More info @ http://www.greatormetramway.co.uk/index.asp

Heaton Park Tramway

Current Status: Open every Sunday. Trams run between 1200 and 1700.

Next special event: Autumn Gala – Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th November

More info @ http://www.heatonparktramway.co.uk

Manx Electric Railway

Current Status: Daily operation.

Timetables in operation:

Until Thursday 29th October the Manx Electric Railway will only run Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays and Sundays. Timetable A will run during the week (4 return trips) and timetable B will run at weekends (6 return trips plus 1 single Laxey-Derby Castle in morning with return in evening).

From Saturday 31st October until Sunday 8th November daily operation resumes with timetable B in service (6 return trips plus 1 single Laxey-Derby Castle in morning with return in evening)

For full details on forthcoming services on the Manx Electric Railway please visit the official website below.

More info @ http://www.gov.im/categories/travel-traffic-and-motoring/bus-and-rail/heritage-railways/manx-electric-railway/

Seaton Tramway

Current Status: Daily operation.

Timetables in operation:

Until Sunday 1st November – Yellow Timetable (trams every 30 minutes from Seaton between 1000 and 1600 with return trips between 1030 and 1630)

For full details on forthcoming services on the Seaton Tramway please visit the official website below.

More info @ http://www.tram.co.uk

Snaefell Mountain Railway

Current Status: Daily operation.

Timetables in operation:

Until Saturday 31st October the Snaefell Mountain Railway will only run Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays and Sundays. Timetable A will run during the week (7 return trips) and timetable B will run at weekends (7 return trips).

More info @ http://www.gov.im/categories/travel-traffic-and-motoring/bus-and-rail/heritage-railways/snaefell-mountain-railway/

Summerlee – The Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Current Status: Open daily between 1000 and 1700.

Opening hours: 1000-1700. One tram is usually in service each day.

More info @ http://www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/summerlee

The information provided above is given in good faith and is correct to the best of our knowledge. If you know of any errors please contact us by using the comments section below or by emailing gareth@britishtramsonline.co.uk.

One of the few tramways which isn't thinking about packing up for the winter at the start of November will be the Birkenhead Heritage Tramway which will continue to operate throughout the so-called close season. This view shows Liverpool 762 at Woodside Ferry on 4th October 2015. (Photograph by Gareth Prior)

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