The only cable-hauled tramway in the Britain, the Great Orme Tramway, will finally reopen on Monday 21st June – the first time it will have run since the end of the 2019 season. There is no need to explain why it isn’t run in that intervening period but after the Welsh government restrictions were lifted to such an extent plans could be made for it to reopen – albeit it will be a slightly different experience to that which you could enjoy a couple of years ago.
As with other heritage lines across the UK there will be social distancing in place on the trams and that means limited capacity on each tram. Only a maximum of 24 passengers will be able to be carried on each service and face coverings must be worn both at the station and when travelling on board the tram. Tickets will only be able to be purchased from Victoria (Town) Station and it won’t be possible to break your journey at Halfway. Tickets will only be available for purchase on the day and pre-booking is not necessary (or even possible!).
There will be signed routes for passengers at Victoria Station as well as at the Summit and all instructions from staff should be followed at all times. When returning from the Summit you aren’t able to book on a specific service back and may be required to queue until space becomes available on a return tram.
On board the trams you won’t be able to choose a seat with these being allocated by staff and filled from the back to the front.
It may have been a long time coming but Monday 21st June should finally see the four trams of the Great Orme Tramway running up and down once more as they have done successfully for almost 120 years!
To find out more about how things will differ please visit the Great Orme Tramway website at http://www.greatormetramway.co.uk/en/visitor-information.