Heritage Trams for the next week…

As part of our feature “Support our Heritage Tramways” we will continue to bring you a weekly look at when and where you can travel on heritage trams across the UK. Once again if you know of any errors or omissions please let us know and we will make the change. All the information here is given in good faith but you are advised to check before travelling any significant distance with the organisations involved.

Beamish, The Living Museum of the North

Open daily between 1000 and 1700 with trams operating each day round the Museum circuit.

The Great North Festival of Transport continues with the “Great North Steam Fair” from Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th April and “Old King Coal” from Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st April (and don’t forget the end of “Our Friends Electric” which ends on Sunday 6th April). An enhanced tram service is expected to run on each day of the Festival and the two visiting trams – Lisbon 730 and Glasgow 1068 – should be used daily subject to the usual caveats.

Birkenhead Heritage Tramway

Trams continue to operate Saturdays and Sundays. First tram from Woodside Ferry at 1300, last tram departs Woodside Ferry to Depot at 1630.

Black Country Living Museum

Opening daily between 1000 and 1700. One tram will normally be in service each day.

Blackpool Tramway

The Heritage Tram operation will return at May Bank Holiday and will then operate Bank Holidays until the Illuminations when daily evening tours will run.

Crich Tramway Village

Now open daily until 3rd November. Museum is open between 1000 and 1730 with trams operating daily.

East Anglia Transport Museum

Open between 1100 and 1700 on Sunday 7th April. Also open between Tuesday 9th and Thursday 11th April from 1300-1700.

Heaton Park Tramway

Open every Saturday and Sunday until the end of September. Trams in service between 1200 and 1700.

Manx Electric Railway

Operating Timetable C (9 full return trips plus 1 Douglas-Laxey return) until Sunday 7th April. For the remainder of April trams will run Wednesday-Sunday inclusive (starting on 10th April) using timetable B (7 full return trips).

Seaton Tramway

Open daily until the start of November. A 20 minute service will be in operation until Thursday 11th April (first tram from Seaton at 1000, last tram from Colyton at 1650). From Friday 12th April until Friday 24th May a 30 minute service will be in operation (first tram from Seaton at 1000, last tram from Colyton at 1630).

Snaefell Mountain Railway

Due to poor weather the start of services for 2013 has been delayed until Wednesday 1st May.

Summerlee – The Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

The Museum is open daily between 1000 and 1600.

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.bto@hotmail.co.uk.

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One Response to Heritage Trams for the next week…

  1. David Taylor says:

    Visitors to the island should check before going to the Snaefell railway as when I left on wed 10th the line was still blocked with snow and I am informed by the staff that several poles are down because of the weight of snow on the wires which the company failed to take down after the running season.