Heritage Trams this week…

It’s that time of the week again when we bring you a round-up of 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. The tramway will also be running on Monday 27 May and Wednesday 29-Friday 31 May between 1300 and 1630.

Black Country Living Museum

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

Blackpool Tramway

Heritage tram operation returns between Saturday 25 and Monday 27 May. The following allocations are expected (subject to availability):

Saturday 25 May: Heritage Cars  – Bolton 66 and Balloon 706 or 717 (depending on weather). Modified Balloons: 711 (all day), 718 (AM) & 700 (PM).

Sunday 26th: Heritage Cars: Centenary 642 (possible last use), Balloon 723 (AM) & Balloon 701 (PM). Modified Balloons: 713 (all day), 707 (AM) & 709 (PM)

Monday 27th: Heritage Cars: TBA & Balloon 723. Modified Balloons: 719 (all day) & 718 (AM). Twin Car 272+T2 will replace 718 at lunchtime.

Following this operation the heritage trams will run on Sunday 23 June (Totally Transport day), Sunday 21 July (in connection with the Fleetwood Transport Festival) and the August Bank Holiday weekend before reverting to running nightly during the lluminations.

Crich Tramway Village

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

On Sunday 26 and Monday 27 May the Beside the Seaside event will take place with an intensive tram service expected including many trams from the seaside (aka Blackpool trams!)

East Anglia Transport Museum

The Museum is open every Thursday (1300-1700) and Sunday (1100-1700, except during special events) until the end of September. It will also be open between 1100 and 1700 on Monday 27 May and then from Tuesday 28-Thursday 30 May (1300-1700). Saturday opening commences on Saturday 1 June until the end of September (1300-1700 each week).

Heaton Park Tramway

Open every Sunday until the end of September with a service provided between 1200 and 1700. The tramway will also be open on Monday 27 & Tuesday 28 May with trams operating 1200-1700. On Sunday and Monday a two tram service will be operated if the demand is there and on Tuesday there will be a Teddy Bears Picnic where all children turning up with a Teddy travel for free!

Manx Electric Railway

Operating daily until Sunday 6th October with timetable D in use from Saturday 25-Friday 31 May (first tram departing Douglas at 0940 and then every half hour until 1640 with every other service terminating at Laxey). Timetable F will then be in operation Saturday 1-Friday 7 June (first tram departing Douglas at 0910 and then every half hour until 1740 with most trams running all the way with the exception of the 0910 and 1410).

Seaton Tramway

Open daily until the start of November. The blue timetable starts operation on Saturday 25 May and will operate until Friday 7 June (trams every 20 minutes between 1000 and 1620 from Seaton and 1030 and 1650 from Colyton).

Snaefell Mountain Railway

Operating daily until Sunday 6 October with timetable D in use from Saturday 25 May-Friday 31 May (every half hour between 1015 and 1545). Timetable F is then in operation Saturday 1-Friday 7 June (every half hour between 0945 and 1545).

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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3 Responses to Heritage Trams this week…

  1. Ash Tomlinson says:

    648 is no longer running this weekend according to what Trams Today posted on facebook as the repaint has not been completed in time. Bolton 66 is standing in for 648 on Saturday but it doesn’t say what will run instead on Sunday.

  2. Ash Tomlinson says:

    Sorry I mean on Monday.

  3. Martin Bryan says:

    The Heaton Park Tramway is also open Bank Holiday Monday from 12-5 with an expected 2 car service both Sunday and Monday should the demand be there.

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