The workshop team at Crich Tramway Village in Derbyshire has been hard at work on the attraction's vintage tram collection over the past few months in order to add to the fleet that will be operating at the attraction during the 2023 season.
Blackpool Balcony 40 has had a lift and an overhaul, while Newcastle 102, Blackpool 166 and London County Council 106 have all undergone repairs. Subject to satisfactory testing, these tramcars should be back in operation next month as the Village re-opens on Saturday 11th March. The overhead line is also in the process of being inspected by specialist contractor Pod-Trak, and the engineering team will be cleaning and preparing the tram track in the coming weeks.
Engineering Manager at Crich Tramway Village, Graeme Wigglesworth, says: “We’re delighted with the progress made on the trams, which required maintenance and repairs over the winter, and the overhead line and track will be ready to test the tramcars prior to the new season opening. We hope people will enjoy riding on these trams again as well as the others in our collection.”
The season runs until Sunday 5th November 2023 and opening dates and times can be found at www.tramway.co.uk