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.

Black Country Living Museum

Opening daily between 1000 and 1700. One tram will normally be in service each day. Please note a broken rail currently means services are only running between the mine and the village.

Blackpool Tramway

The Heritage Tram service will operate on Sunday 21 July in connection with the Fleetwood Transport Festival. Boat Cars 230 and 600 will be utilised on a shuttle service between Fisherman’s Walk and Thornton Gate throughout the day although their first and last journeys of the day will be extended to and from North Pier. Departing North Pier at approximately 0945 once they arrive at Fisherman’s Walk they will be used on a 10 minute frequency to Thornton Gate until around 1630-1700 when they will then return to Blackpool in service although this journey will need to be pre-booked. In addition Brush 631 and Princess Alice 706 will be on static display at Pharos Street all day and these two trams will return in service between 1800 and 1830, again pre-booking will be required for these trips. Normal heritage trip fares apply.

The Heritage Tram service will then operate over 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.

Douglas Horse Tramway

Operating daily until Sunday 15 September. First tram departs Strathallan at 0900 with last departure at 1800.

East Anglia Transport Museum

The Museum is open every Tuesday (1300-1700), Wednesday (1300-1700), Thursday (1300-1700), Saturday (1300-1700) and Sunday (1100-1700, except during special events) until 28 August.

Great Orme Tramway

Services run daily every 20 minutes between 1000 and 1800 until the end of September.

Heaton Park Tramway

The tramway operates every Sunday until the end of September with trams running 1200-1700.

Manx Electric Railway

Operating daily until Sunday 6th October. Timetable D (14 departures from Douglas between 0940 and 1640) is now in operation until Sunday 1 September. Evening services will run all Wednesdays and Fridays during this period with the exception of Wednesday 31 July.

Extra services will run at times during the Manx Heritage Transport Festival between 24 and 28 July.

Seaton Tramway

Open daily until the start of November. Trams will run to the blue timetable (departures every 20 minutes between 1000 and 1620 from Seaton and 1030 and 1650 from Colyton) between Sunday 21 and Thursday 25 July.

The main summer service then starts operation on Friday 26 July and will run to the following pattern until Sunday 31 August:

Sundays-Thursdays: Red timetable – every 20 minutes, first departure Seaton 1000, first departure Colyton 1030, last departure Seaton 1700, last departure Colyton 1730

Fridays & Saturdays: Purple timetable using the “Eastbourne trams” 2, 4, 6, 8, 12 – every 20 minutes, first departure Seaton 1000, first departure Colyton 1030, last departure Seaton 1700, last departure Colyton 1730

In addition every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 26 July to 8 September will see special Dinosaur Train departures from Seaton at 1100, 1240 and 1400.

Snaefell Mountain Railway

Operating daily until Sunday 6 October with timetable D (every half hour between 1015 and 1545) in operation until Sunday 1 September. Evening services run every Wednesday and Friday during this period with the exception of 31 July.

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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