Seaton tramway getting back on track

PUBLISHED: 08:57 20 February 2014 | UPDATED: 08:58 20 February 2014

A tram leaves Colyton station from where a limited service should soon be operating

A tram leaves Colyton station from where a limited service should soon be operating

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Limited service set to be resumed this weekend while work goes on to repair the storm damged trackbed

Operators are going full speed ahead to put Seaton’s storm -ravaged tramway back on track.

The famous tourist attraction was forced to cancel its planned services for February half-term week after a serious washout of the track overnight on Valentine’s Day .

Now, in an enterprising move, the tramway team will be moving two trams by road tomorrow (Friday February 21) to Colyton so they can circumvent the damaged track area and then start to operate a mini service from Colyton to Colyford from Saturday.

In the meantime friends from the South Devon Railway have offered to help get the Seaton Tramway fully operational again.

The SDR has also volunteered manpower and equipment to help with the work at Seaton, in addition to the contractors already brought in by the Tramway Company to restore the running lines and reinstate damaged overhead power lines.

News updates and pictures of the Seaton Tramway and for the South Devon Railway’s Winter ‘Devon Branch Lines’ gala can be seen on their websites: www.tram.co.uk and www.southdevonrailway.co.uk and on their Facebook and Twitter pages.

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