Seaton tramway getting back on track

08:57 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

Archant

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.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 18:31

A storytelling for grown-ups workshop takes place tomorrow (Saturday, October 1) at Twyford House, Sidmouth.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:30

Ladies from across three counties got ‘tall and slender’ at a summer flower arranging workshop in Combe St Nicholas Village Hall.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00

The first Exmouth Community Market (ECM) is tomorrow (Saturday, October 1), from 10am to 6pm, in The Strand.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00

MP Neil Parish joined villagers at Dalwood to celebrate the 15th anniversary of their community shop and post office.

Read more
Thu, 18:30

There’s still time to discover toys that are not only educational but have a serious adult message.

Read more
Thu, 17:30

Despite some heavy showers, more than 230 people visited Lyme Cemetery Chapel, which was open for a rare occasion as part of the nationwide Architectural Heritage Week.

Read more
Thu, 12:30

A binge drinker has been fined for stealing perfume.

Read more
Thu, 10:50

Warnings of a potential nature and wildlife ‘catastrophe’ have prompted a motion calling for Devon County Council (DCC) to take action ‘before it is too late’.

Read more
Thu, 07:00

A pair of knickers, a shoe and two odd socks were amongst items found by beach cleaning volunteers at Lyme Regis.

Read more
Wed, 17:30

The two twinning associations in Lyme Regis that link the town with Barfleur in France and Bermuda got together for a boules and barbecue afternoon, writes Chris Carson.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 8°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications