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One for the Summer – The Seaton Tramway, Devon

The Seaton Tramway


A day out to look forward to

Seaton Tramway Terminus

Southern end of the line from Seaton to Colyton.

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 The Seaton Tramway is an 838 mm (2 ft 9 in) narrow gauge electric tramway which operates over the route of a a former British Railways branch line in Seaton, Devon. The line was converted between 1969 and 1971 by Claude Lane, who had bought the line from BR and had successfully operated trams in Eastbourne as a visitor attraction.

Tram number 2 leaving Seaton

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 The 3-mile (4.8 km) route runs through East Devon’s Axe Valley, between the coastal resort of Seaton, the small village of Colyford and the ancient town of Colyton.

Thirteen tram cars are part of the visitor attraction which sees about 80,000 visitors per year. The tram cars are half-scale (1:2) replicas of classic British tram cars from various cities.

 Never mind the weather! Our trams run every day throughout the season. See wildlife and discover Devon’s hidden secrets, find out about our history and travel in our “time machines”! Start your journey at Seaton and ride inland to Colyton, one of Devon’s hidden jewels, or start at Colyton and arrive at Seaton, the gateway to the Jurassic Coast.End of the line, at Colyton

The Seaton Tramway terminates at this point, though the old Seaton railway branch used to continue north to Seaton Junction.

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Visit our Gift shop at Colyton Station an Aladdin’s cave stocked with a variety of exciting gifts to suit all pockets and interests.

The Tramstop Restaurant – a fantastic choice of freshly home-cooked food using local produce to suit all tastes and ages.

Discount for families and groups; pre-booked groups welcome all year round. Wheelchair accessible (advance booking necessary). Drive a tram, lessons available. Bird watching, Santa Specials, Classic Car Show, Children’s Birthday Parties. Family discounts available – there must be 1 paying child travelling in the family group.

Look out for  special events during the year.

Trams at Seaton

Open topped double decker and open sided ‘toastrack’ type trams at Seaton

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