Going for a ride…

And as the bonfires are lit and the Christmas adverts start traditional tram operation starts to draw to a close for another year. Yes there will be Santa Specials and a few locations continue with regular operation throughout the winter but this weekend will see the true end of the 2015 operating season. Blackpool (with an enhanced green timetable running) and the Manx Electric Railway run normal services for the last time this year which will just leave us with Beamish, Birkenhead, Black Country Living Museum, Heaton Park and Summerlee to see us through the winter. But more on that next week; in the meantime read on to find out when and where you can enjoy a ride on a traditional tram over the next week or so…

Beamish: The Living Museum of the North

Current Status: Open daily from 1000 to 1600.

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

Birkenhead Heritage Tramway

Current Status: Operates every Saturday & Sunday between 1300 and 1700.

Timetable in operation: Trams depart Taylor Street every half hour between 1250 and 1620 returning from Woodside between 1305 and 1635 using 1 tram.

Next Special Event: A Night at the Museum – Friday 13th November

More info @ http://www.mtps.co.uk

Black Country Living Museum

Current Status: Open Wednesday to Sunday 1000 to 1600.

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

Blackpool Tramway

Current Status: Heritage trams operate every weekend until Sunday 9th November and daily during October half-term. Illumination Tours run nightly until Sunday 9th November.

Timetable in operation:

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th November – Enhanced Green timetable Until Sunday 9th November – Illumination Tours will run nightly starting at Pleasure Beach.

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

Heaton Park Tramway

Current Status: Open every Sunday. Trams run between 1200 and 1700.

Next special event: Autumn Gala – Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th November

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

Manx Electric Railway

Current Status: Daily operation.

Timetables in operation:

Until Sunday 8th November daily operation resumes with timetable B in service (6 return trips plus 1 single Laxey-Derby Castle in morning with return in evening)

For full details on forthcoming services on the Manx Electric Railway please visit the official website below.

More info @ http://www.gov.im/categories/travel-traffic-and-motoring/bus-and-rail/heritage-railways/manx-electric-railway/

Summerlee – The Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Current Status: Open daily between 1000 and 1700.

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

More info @ http://www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/summerlee

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.

Princess Alice arrives at Pleasure Beach in rather inclement weather on 20th June 2015. This weekend will (hopefully) be the last chance to ride on the tram for a while with it due to be withdrawn at the end of this season. (Photograph by Gareth Prior)

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