Category Archives: Event Previews

Timetable and first details announced for Blackpool’s May Event Weekend

Things on Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours will be different in 2024 with available trams being based out at Starr Gate Depot whilst the results of the Rigby Road condition survey are awaited. This means that Event/Enhanced Weekends will see fewer … Continue reading

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Revised plans confirmed for Heaton Park Tramway End of Season Gala

Volunteer availability this weekend has meant that the original plans for the End of Season Gala at the Heaton Park Tramway on Sunday 1st October have had to be scaled back slightly but despite that they are still pulling out … Continue reading

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In Preview: Final Enhanced Weekend of Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours operation

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September will see the final Enhanced Weekend of operation for Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours for 2023 with a hop-on, hop-off timetable running on both days giving various journeys running between Pleasure Beach and Fleetwood Ferry … Continue reading

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Programme announced for Crich’s Tram Weekend

This coming weekend (Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September) will see the annual enthusiast event at the Crich Tramway Village. Extended from one day to two, Tram Day naturally becomes Tram Weekend and the usual mix of trams in service … Continue reading

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Tram allocations confirmed for Blackpool’s next Enhanced Weekend

The August Bank Holiday weekend will see the latest Enhanced Weekend of operation for Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours with the heritage trams due to be operating various journeys between Pleasure Beach and Fleetwood over all three days between Saturday 26th … Continue reading

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Tram output for Blackpool May Day Bank Holiday Enhanced weekend announced

The five trams set to run on each day of the Enhanced Weekend of heritage tram operation in Blackpool over the forthcoming May Day Bank Holiday weekend have been confirmed. With a new timetable in operation for the weekend only … Continue reading

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Event Preview: Manx Heritage Winter Transport Festival 2022

The last big heritage tram event of the year (plus a bit of steam railway thrown in for good measure!) will take place on the Isle of Man between 26th and 30th October. The Manx Heritage Winter Transport Festival will … Continue reading

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In Preview: Blackpool Anniversary Weekend – 24th & 25th September

Having now firmly established itself in the annual special event calendar the Blackpool Anniversary Weekend returns on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September. The weekend will see another hop-on, hop-off timetable in operation with seven trams running on each day … Continue reading

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Updated! Crich Tram Day programme of events amended

Please note the plan of events for Tram Day has been changed since this article was published. London Transport 1622 will now not run and the day starts with a cavalcade of trams in service when Queen Elizabeth II was … Continue reading

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Tours of Starr Gate Depot and Mini System Tour amongst highlights of Blackpool’s Anniversary Weekend 2022

Blackpool’s Anniversary Weekend is back over the weekend of Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September and a busy porgramme of events has been announced. Alongside everything you expect to see from similar weekends in Blackpool there will be the chance … Continue reading

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Tram allocations announced for Blackpool Bank Holiday Vintage Weekend

Please note there have been changes to the plan since this was originally published. The below article has now been updated with the new details (we did see subject to the usual caveats, its just we didn’t expect them to … Continue reading

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First details announced for Blackpool’s August Vintage Weekend

There can sometimes be the accusation that details of special tram events aren’t released until its too late to make arrangements – but that’s not the case for Blackpool’s August Bank Holiday Vintage Weekend with the first information already released! … Continue reading

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Heaton Park Tramway gets ready for a Tramtastic weekend!

Please note amendments to the timetabled events – see the main article in italics Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July sees the latest special event at Manchester’s Heaton Park Tramway as Tramtastic takes place. This year it’s the double the … Continue reading

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Details announced for Blackpool’s next special event weekend

Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours will be back this forthcoming May Day Bank Holiday weekend with another special event taking place over all three days between Saturday 30th April and Monday 2nd May. Again being marketed under the “Vintage Weekend” banner … Continue reading

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Heaton Park Tramway nearly ready for their 40th(+2!) Birthday celebrations

Sunday 3rd April will not only see the start of another season of operation at the Heaton Park Tramway but will also see a special event with a belated celebration to mark their 40th anniversary. The 40th (+2) Birthday Running … Continue reading

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Classic Motorcycle Day returns to Crich – Sunday 3rd October

Classic Motorcycle Day – one of the more popular events days each year – returns to the Crich Tramway Village on Sunday 3rd October with the 4th annual event taking place combining the passions of vintage trams and classic motorcycles … Continue reading

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In Preview: Blackpool Anniversary Weekend – 25th and 26th September

As we’ve reported previously the weekend of Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th September will see a special Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours event take place including the return of hop-on/hop-off tours for the first time since March 2020. There are also … Continue reading

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Tram Day is back at Crich – this Saturday!

It seems to have been a long time (two years in fact!) but Saturday 18th September finally sees the return of Tram Day at Crich with up to 14 passenger trams due to be in service during the day plus … Continue reading

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In Preview: Blackpool Tramway 135th Anniversary – 26th and 27th September

It was an event that for a long-time looked as if it wouldn’t take place at all and although it won’t the spectacle we have become used to in recent years the weekend of Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September … Continue reading

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Events announced for Virtual Manx Heritage Transport Festival

We already knew that as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic this year’s Manx Heritage Transport Festival had become the second big transport event on the Isle of Man to go virtual but now full details have been announced of … Continue reading

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