Seaton Tramway are famous for its fleet of 14 narrow gauge heritage trams which travel between Seaton, Colyford and Colyton in East Devon’s glorious Axe Valley and is one of Devon ‘s major tourist attractions carrying over 100,000 passengers a year.
The 3 mile long track runs alongside the River Axe estuary through the Seaton Marsh and Colyford Common Local Nature Reserves, to Colyford and the historic town of Colyton.
The Seaton Terminus is in the Underfleet Car park near the new Tesco store with both the Town Centre and beach only a few minutes walk from the terminus
Construction commenced on 18th September 2017 for a brand-new, state of the art station in Seaton. Plans for the £2 million Tramway station will provide a modern, all-year round facility for visitors, offering a small café and gift shop. With a modern, inspiring and engaging experience, visitors will be able immerse themselves in the fascination surrounding the history and operations of the tramway. The new station will enable more visitors to have access to and enjoy the magic of the trams and the Axe Valley for decades to come. The grand opening of the new station will be on 30th March 2018
There is a ‘midpoint’ terminus at Colyford next to the White Hart Inn after which the trams travel on to Colyton a picturesque Devon Country town with its narrow winding streets of stone built cottages, friendly Inns, charming shops and the country’s last Oak Bark Tannery.
The Tramway terminus at Colyton is the former British Rail Station and includes the Tramstop Restaurant serving breakfasts, coffee, lunches, evening meals and cream teas.
The trams can be caught either from Seaton,Colyford or Colyton.
During good weather the open top trams are very popular and the seats on top are quickly taken up. In poor weather the Tramway operates enclosed single-deck saloons.
During the year Seaton Tramways organise various special events and themed trips including a series of bird watching trips where an expert ornithologist is on board to give a commentary and to answer questions.
Seaton Tramways run a full service between April and the end of October with the first tram departing from Seaton Terminus at 10.00am.The last tram from Colyton leaves between 4.00pm to 5.00pm (times vary see www.tram.co.uk for details)