Heritage trams this week

It’s that time of the week again when we provide a round-up of when and where you can ride on heritage trams in the UK and Isle of Man. Another quiet week is on the horizon with just the usual operating pattern across the country although it is just a week now until the Blackpool trams come out to play again and the East Anglia Transport Museum also host their next special event.

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: Saturday 19th July – Launch of Liverpool 245

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

Blackpool Tramway

Current Status: Operates Bank Holiday weekends and selected other dates until end of August.

Next service:

Sunday 22nd June: Totally Transport with a 3 tram service planned including operation to Starr Gate for the first time since the upgraded tramway opened. Full preview at http://www.britishtramsonline.co.uk/news/?p=7853

More info @ http://www.blackpooltransport.com/services/heritage-trams.

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: Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th July – Edwardian Weekend

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

Douglas Horse Tramway

Current Status: Daily operation until September.

Operating hours: First tram departs Strathallan at 0900 and then every 20 minutes until 1720. Return journeys commence from the Sea Terminal at 0920 and then every 20 minutes until 1740.

More info @ http://www.douglas.gov.im/index.php/leisure/horse-trams#.UzXDlGdOWM8

East Anglia Transport Museum

Current Status: Open (details of when see below).

Opening hours: Every Thursday & Saturday 1300-1700 (last admission 1600) and every Sunday 1100-1700 (last admission 1600) until Sunday 13th July after which Tuesday and Wednesday opening commences.

Next Special Event: Sunday 22nd June – Hop on a Bus Day

More info @ http://www.eatm.org.uk/index.html

Great Orme Tramway

Current Status: Operates daily

Operating hours: 1000-1700 (from April 1000-1800). 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: 765 100 Not Out – Sunday 6th July

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:

Until Friday 18th July – Timetable C (10 departures per day starting at 0940 from Douglas)

Wednesdays 18th, 25th June, 9th & 16th July and Fridays 13th, 20th, 27th June see additional evening services between Douglas and Laxey for summit diners using timetable E

Fridays 11th & 18th July see additional evening services including to and from Ramsey using timetable G

Next special event: Manx Heritage Transport Festival 2014 – 30th July-3rd August

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

Seaton Tramway

Current Status: Daily running.

The Blue timetable is now in operation daily until Friday 11th July. First tram leaves Seaton at 1000 and then every 20 minutes until 1700 with returns from Colyton starting at 1030 until the last departure of the day at 1730.

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

Snaefell Mountain Railway

Current Status: Operating Daily.

The following services will run over the next few weeks:

Until Friday 18th July – Timetable C (half hourly services from 1015-1545)

Wednesdays 18th, 25th June, 9th & 16th July and Fridays 13th, 20th, 27th June, 11th & 18th July see additional evening services for summit diners only

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

The photo on this page comes from the Seaton Tramway with a shot of one of the "real" trams on site - the delightful ex-Bournemouth tramcar, numbered 16 in the Seaton fleet. It is seen here using the trolley reverser at Colyton on a sunny 3rd May. (Photo: Gareth Prior)

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