Wirral Heritage Tramway
Wirral Heritage Tramway is a short tram line running out of Wirral Transport Museum to Woodside Ferry Terminal and back on a single-track tram line. On my visit, however, the tram service was truncated to Shore Road, about 200 meters short of Woodside Ferry Terminal. Nevertheless, riding on a heritage tram was one of my purposes of visiting Liverpool, and here I am.
Tickets for the Wirral Heritage Tramway can be purchased from the Wirral Transport Museum ticket office by cash and card. A ticket for the Wirral Heritage Tramway costs £2 per adult.
After paying by card, I was given a tram ticket exchange voucher to be brought to the conductor on the tram.
Wirral Transport Museum Tram Stop
Wallasey 78 would be operating on the Wirral Heritage Tramway on my trip.
The tram conductor was stationed on the road, and I handed over my tram ticket exchange voucher to her.
In exchange, I was given the actual ticket, which is punched valid.
My ticket for the Wirral Heritage Tramway return tram ride from Wirral Transport Museum to Shore Road and back.
Boarding Wallasey 78.
The interior of the lower deck of Wallasey 78. Seats are longitudinal on a long bench.
Heading up to the upper deck.
The upper deck of Wallasey 78 has transverse seats in a 2+2 configuration, and the backrest of the seats can be pushed forward or backwards to face the direction of travel or in a facing group.
Departing from Wirral Transport Museum.
Crossing Canning Street.
Passing by car parks at Egerton Wharf.
There are open decks on the 2 ends of the Wallasey 78 tram with bench seating.
Looking out front towards Shore Road.
Passing through the passing loop in the middle of the tram line. This passing loop allows for a 2-tram service to operate if there are sufficient volunteers available.
Passing by the former tram depot which is now the Pacific Road Arts Centre.
The spur to the former tram depot still remains, leading into Pacific Road Arts Centre.
Heading down Shore Road.
Announcements are made by the conductor when approaching Shore Road.
Shore Road Angelina’s Café Tram Stop
The Wirral Heritage Tramway ride from Wirral Transport Museum to Shore Road Angelina’s Café takes 5 minutes.
The driving cab of Wallasey 78.
New passengers board the Wirral Heritage Tramway at Shore Road Angelina’s Café to head to the Wirral Transport Museum.
Here, the conductor pulls the pantograph around so that it trails along the catenary wire.
The tram would be ready to go shortly after the pantograph turnaround is done.
The tram stop sign at Shore Road Angelina’s Café Tram Stop.
A replica old fare table for the Wallasey Corporation Tramways is posted on the lower deck of Wallasey 78.
My ticket was punched again by the conductor for the return trip.
Departing from Shore Road Angelina’s Café to head back to the Wirral Transport Museum.
Passengers can flip the seats themselves to face forward.
Passing by the spur line to the former tram depot at today’s Pacific Road Arts Centre.
Passing by a former building of the Great Northern, Great Central and Midland Railways.
Tickets can be sold by the conductor for cash payments.
Heading past the car parks at Egerton Wharf again.
Waiting at the traffic light to cross Canning Street.
There is a provision on the main line with a stump continuing shortly straight. This faces a former railway alignment leading on to Green Lane Railway Station.
Wirral Transport Museum Tram Stop
Heading down the spiral staircase from the upper deck.
The conductor pulls the pantograph around again so that it trails along the catenary wire for the next trip.
The Wirral Heritage Tramway is a short but enjoyable ride on a heritage tram. Ticket prices are affordable as well, at just £2 for a return trip, and it’s a great way to support the Wirral Transport Museum which offers free entry.