And the winner is… Tramcar 245!

22 January 2016 by Sharon

people holding a 'Tram of the Year' sign by Tramcar 245

Keith Carmichael, Ron Martin and Rob Jones from MTPS and Sharon Brown from the Museum of Liverpool celebrate winning Tram of the Year

Hurrah! The Museum of Liverpool’s Tramcar 245 has been voted ‘Tram of the Year (Traditional)’ by the British Trams Online website.

We know its not the Oscars but this award, voted for by the public, is great recognition for the work done by the members of the Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society (MTPS) on our wonderful tram.

The project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, ran for six years and the majority of work was done by a group of dedicated volunteers from MTPS with support from the Museum of Liverpool and Wirral Borough Council.

Tramcar 245 received 41% of the vote, beating trams from Blackpool, Bury and London. Many thanks to everyone who took the time to vote, your support is much appreciated. 

We are very proud of this achievement and encourage you to visit the Wirral Transport Museum to see our award winner and take a ride on the Birkenhead Heritage Tramway.

Please check the Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society website for opening hours and the timetable for the trams.

happy passengers on Tramcar 245

Many people have enjoyed a trip on Tramcar 245 since it was launched last year

  1. Alan Noon says:

    Congratulations to Ron and the team of dedicated volunteers of the MTPS, well done and a great achievement .

    • Sharon Brown says:

      Thanks for your response Alan. Agreed – it is a great achievement for everyone at MTPS! They have done amazing work on our tram and we really value our partnership with them and Wirral Borough Council.

  2. peter jones says:

    congratulations ron and everyone else involved, enjoy the deserved award for all the hard work and dedication

    • Sharon Brown says:

      Thank you Peter – this is certainly a well deserved award for all involved. We are delighted!

  3. JanetLyn (Miller) Bedford says:

    YAY !!! Hurray !!! Congratulations . Thanks for sharing this good bit of news, too.
    NOW, I have yet another SOMETHING SPECIAL to see & visit & experience…to look forward to sharing with family & friends when I return to LIVERPOOL. (Lord willing again this year of 2016.)

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