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.

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 returns over the May Bank Holiday (Saturday 4th to Monday 6th May). Two heritage trams will be supplemented by three modified Balloons daily (two in use at a time with a changeover during the day). All trams will run as specials with no timetable being adhered so they can better go where the demand is although the first and last journeys of the day will continue to run to Fleetwood and one of the modified Balloons will also run to Fleetwood each day.

For more details on the proposed allocations go to http://www.britishtramsonline.co.uk/news/?p=3584

The heritage operations will then run on the late May Bank Holiday weekend, Sunday 21 July in connection with the Fleetwood Transport Festival and August Bank Holiday weekend before reverting to running nightly during the Illuminations.

Crich Tramway Village

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

Next special event: Sunday 12 May – Morris Minor Day

East Anglia Transport Museum

The Museum is open on Sundays between 1100 and 1700 and Thursdays between 1300 and 1700 until the end of May. It is also open on  Monday 6 and Monday 27 May between 1100 and 1700.

Next special event: Sunday 19 May – 40 Years of the East Suffolk Railway

Heaton Park Tramway

Open every Sunday until the end of September. Trams will also be operating on Bank Holiday Monday 6th May, with a service provided between 1200 and 1700 as usual.

Manx Electric Railway

Now operating daily until Sunday 6th October with timetable B continuing until Friday 24th May with the exception of Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th and Monday 6th when timetable C (9 full return trips plus 1 return Laxey-Douglas trip at either end of the day) will operate. In addition all Fridays from 3rd May to 24th May will see evening services run Douglas-Laxey as will Saturday 18th May.

Seaton Tramway

Open daily until the start of November. Until Friday 24th May a 30 minute service will be in operation (first tram from Seaton at 1000, last tram from Colyton at 1630).

Next special event: Monday 6 May – Driver’s Eye Experience

Snaefell Mountain Railway

Services will commence for the year from Saturday 4th May following a delay to the start in 2013 due to poor weather. Between Saturday 4th and Monday 6th May timetable C will operate (trams every 30 minutes 1015-1545 from Laxey and 1110-1640 from the summit) and then timetable B (hourly services from 1015-1545 from Laxey and 1110-1645 from the summit) will operate until Friday 24th May with all Fridays and Saturday 18th May seeing additional evening services.

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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