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What is the future for Wrexham’s historic trams?

WREXHAM MUSEUM has two historic trams and the time has come to decide what their future holds.

On Thursday, March 31, 7 pm – 8.30 pm, the Council will host a Zoom seminar so that you can find out more about the trams and the work that could be done. If you would like to take part, register here. The Council are also asking you to fill out a questionnaire to let it know what you think the Council should do with them.

These trams are the only known survivors of Wrexham’s fleet of 10 trams purchased from Brush Electrical Engineering Company.

Built in 1903, the trams ran between Wrexham town centre and Rhosllanerchrugog until 1927, when they were replaced by buses and the tram fleet was sold.

The trams are currently in open storage at Bersham Colliery. They are in poor condition, and the museum service has therefore appointed consultants to advise on their future preservation.

Some of the possible options are:

  • Do nothing
  • Donate tramcars to a specialist tram museum
  • Cosmetically restore to original appearance as an operating tram for interior static display at the museum or other location
  • Cosmetically restore and use as seating for the café, or display space within the shop
  • Restore to running condition
  • Restore as a holiday cottage for holiday rental

You can read more about the project and possible options in a document that has been put together by the museum and is available as part of the survey.

This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government