Covid halts Llandudno Great Orme Tramway as it looks to implement new measures

LLANDUDNO’s Great Orme Tramway will not open to visitors this year.

Posting on Facebook, a spokesperson said: “We know this is disappointing for everyone who loves the tramway and we look forward to welcoming you back next year.

“We are working on improving facilities and adding events to make 2021 better than ever.”

The Great Orme Tramway is Britain’s only funicular, or cable-hauled, tramway that travels on public roads.

Opening in 1902, the Tramway climbs a mile through the Great Orme Country Park and Nature Reserve to the Great Orme’s spectacular summit.

Ahead of next year, operators plan to implement a new booking system.

The spokesperson added: “Given the unique nature of the tramway, and the changing guidance on Covid-19, it will need some development as we want it to be as comprehensive and flexible as possible.”

Changes also need to be made to the layout at the station to allow for distanced queuing.

“The tramway takes a significant amount of time to commission ready for safe service, which has also been a factor in not being able to open this year,” the spokesperson said.

“We are going to use the time we are closed to improve all systems so that next season will be safe and enjoyable for all.”

Great Orme Tramway was approached for further comment.

North Wales Pioneer | Llandudno