Heritage Trams this week

It’s that time of the week again as we round-up just when and where you can ride on heritage trams in the UK and Isle of Man. On Sunday 5th October it will be the highlight of the calendar for the Birkenhead Heritage Tramway with the annual Wirral Bus and Tram Show taking place. As always the most intensive tram service of the year will be in place alongside lots of buses. Following on from that the next event will be at the Crich Tramway Village when Blackpool 711 will be celebrating its 80th birthday with its fellow Blackpool trams.

Beamish: The Living Museum of the North

Current Status: Open daily

Opening hours: 1000-1700 (last admission 1500)

More info @ http://www.beamish.org.uk.

Birkenhead Heritage Tramway

Current Status: Operates every Saturday and Sunday.

Operating hours: Services run from Taylor Street Museum at 1300 and then every half hour until 1630, returning from Woodside Ferry at 1315 until the last possible return at 1615.

Next Special Event: Sunday 5th October – Bus & Tram Show

More info @ http://www.mtps.co.uk

Blackpool Tramway

Current Status: Operates nightly during the Illuminations until Sunday 9th November

Operating Hours: Tours start shortly after the Illuminations are switched on nightly (details of times can be found at http://www.blackpooltransport.com/services/illuminations)

More info @ https://www.facebook.com/BlackpoolHeritageTramTours

Crich Tramway Village

Current Status: Open Daily

Opening hours: 1000-1730 (last admission 1600). At least 3 trams should be in service each day (subject to availability)

Next special event: Sunday 12th October – Celebrate Blackpool 711’s 80th Birthday (with up to 9 trams in service). Full preview available at http://www.britishtramsonline.co.uk/news/?p=9277.

More info @ http://www.tramway.co.uk

Great Orme Tramway

Current Status: Operates daily

Operating hours: 1000-1800 (during October 1000-1700) until late October. Trams every 20 minutes

More info @ http://www.greatormetramway.co.uk/index.asp

Heaton Park Tramway

Current Status: Open every Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays.

Operating hours: 1200-1700 using at least one tram.

Next special event: Autumn Gala – Sunday 23rd November

More info @ http://www.heatonparktramway.co.uk

Manx Electric Railway

Current Status: Operating daily. See below for details of when.

The following services will run over the next few weeks:

Monday 29th September-Sunday 5th October – Timetable B (7 departures from Derby Castle to Ramsey daily between 0940 and 1610 – returning from Ramsey between 1010 and 1640)

Timetable A (4 return trips per day) will then be in operation on Tuesdays-Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from Tuesday 7th October to Thursday 23rd October.

Next special event: Winter Photography on the MER – 1st November

More info @ http://www.gov.im/publictransport/Rail/Electric/

Seaton Tramway

Current Status: Daily running.

The Yellow timetable is in operation until Sunday 2nd November with the first tram from Seaton at 1000 and then every 30 minutes until 1600 with returns from Colyton between 1030 and 1630.

More info @ http://www.tram.co.uk

Snaefell Mountain Railway

Current Status: Operating Daily.

The following services will run over the next few weeks:

Monday 29th September-Sunday 5th October – Timetable B (services roughly every hour 1015-1545)

Timetable A (services roughly every hour 1015-1545) will then run on Tuesdays-Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from Tuesday 7th until Thursday 23rd October.

More info @ http://www.gov.im/publictransport/Rail/Snaefell

Summerlee – The Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Current Status: Open daily

Opening hours: 1000-1700. One tram is usually in service each day.

More info @ http://www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=15877.

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@britishtramsonline.co.uk

With the annual Wirral Bus and Tram Show taking place this weekend there is nothing more appropriate to show on this page than that very event from 2009. We see Liverpool 762 and Wallasey 78 at Old Colonial in this view. (Photo: Gareth Prior)

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