They’ve Run in 2024!

We take another look to see which heritage trams have run in service so far in 2024 on tramways across the British Isles. There has been some movement since we last ran this article with more trams being used at both Crich and on the Isle of Man. If you know of any errors or omissions please let us know; contact details at the end of the article.

Beamish – The Living Museum of the North

Blackpool: 31

Newcastle: 114

Oporto: 196

Sheffield: 264

Sunderland: 16

It is expected that the above trams will be joined by Gateshead 10 and Lisbon 730 in service later this year. Further details of their return to service are to follow.

Black Country Living Museum

The tramway remains closed as redevelopment works take place at the Museum.

Blackpool Tramway

Bolton: 66

Brush: 631

Balloon: 700, 717

A limited pool of trams are likely to be used this year with heritage operations centred on Starr Gate Depot which only has capacity for a maximum of five heritage trams at any one time.

Crich Tramway Village:

Blackpool: 40, 167, 236, 630

Chesterfield: 7

Glasgow: 22

Leeds: 180, 399

Liverpool: 869

Metropolitan Electric Tramways: 331

Sheffield: 74, 510

A number of other trams are due to be commissioned for service during the 2024 season.

Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

18, 27, 45

East Anglia Transport Museum

Blackpool: 11, 159, 634

London Transport: 1858

Sheffield: 513

Great Orme Tramway

4, 5, 6, 7

Heaton Park Tramway

The tramway is due to start running from Saturday 15th June.

Manx Electric Railway

Motors: 1, 2, 5, 7, 9, 20, 21, 22

Trailers: 41, 44, 48, 49, 56, 57, 59

Seaton Tramway

2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 19

Snaefell Mountain Railway

1, 2, 4

Statfold Barn Railway

Burton & Ashby: 14

Summerlee Museum

The tramway is currently closed and has not run since late 2022.

Volk’s Electric Railway

4, 6, 9, 10

Wirral Heritage Tramway

The tramway remains closed during the takeover of the Museum and Tramway by Big Heritage.

Information is believed correct up to and including Sunday 12th May 2024. This list is intended to show those trams which have run in some form of passenger service during 2024 (and thus does not include those on test/driver training) and is as accurate as possible, although errors may have occurred. Various online sources and information sent directly to us have been used to collate this information.

If you know of any mistakes or anything not included above either please leave a comment below or email

12 trams have now run in service at Crich during 2024 and two of them are seen in this photo. They are both trams which once ran in Sheffield with 74 on the left and 510 on the right passing outside The Red Lion. (Photograph by Stuart Cooke, 21st April 2024)

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