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Great Orme Trams

The Great Orme Tramway (Welsh Tramffordd y Gogarth) is a 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) gauge tramway in Llandudno, North Wales. It operates seasonally from the end of March to the end of October, carrying over 200,000 passengers a year from Llandudno Victoria Station to just below the tip of the Great Orme. After a serious accident in 1930, it was renamed the Great Orme Railway by the new operator from 1932, returning to its original name in 1977.


It is the only surviving funicular street tram in the UK and one of the few surviving in the world, owned by Conwy County Borough Council. The track consists of two sections, with each section being a separate cable car and passengers changing at the Halfway station. While the upper section follows its own path and is similar to many other cable cars, the lower section is an unusual street cable car.


While the street section resembles the better known San Francisco cable cars, its operation is quite different as it follows the cable car principle where the cars are permanently attached to the cable and stop and start by stopping and lowering the cable, unlike the San Francisco cable car where the cars connect and disconnect from smoothly running rope. The closest relatives of this section are the Lisbon street cable cars Glória, Bica and Lavra

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Victoria Station,

 Church Walks, 


North Wales, 

LL30 2NB 


+44(0)1492 577 877

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