The Tramway opened in 1980 and is run by the Manchester Transport Museum Society. They currently have three operating electric trams running on a stretch of track dating back to the original Manchester Tramway which used to operate into the park.
Over the years, the original line was been extended three times and is now approximately 1km in length. The present terminus at the boathouse area was reached in 2011 and is well placed in a busy area of the park. The line is operated entirely by volunteers.