Saturday 14th September will provide a rare opportunity to see three trams often out of the limelight up close when the Southampton Tram Project workshop in the city’s docks will be open as part of the Southampton Transport Anniversaries weekend.
This event is part of the wider Southampton Heritage Open Days and will allow anyone interested to see the most recent progress on the restoration of Southampton Corporation Tramways 11 as well as to view the two other trams located here, Southampton 38 and Lisbon 715 (the latter of which was originally acquired as a source of spares). Admission to the workshop will only be by a special heritage bus service which will be running around the city (no other entry will be possible to the docks area except by this bus service).
In addition to the tram workshop being open the day will also see free entry to the Tudor House and Gardens, heritage fayre in the West Quay Shopping Centre, a display of heritage buses in St Michael’s Square and there will also be a special commemorative tour using the remaining Southampton Guy Arabs (taking place at 1500 with pre-booking required due to limited places).
The weekend concludes on Sunday 15th September with events centred around the Bursledon Brickworks Museum.
* More details on the weekend are available on the Southampton & District Transport Heritage Trust website.