This weekend's Tram Day at Crich Tramway Village – on Saturday 18th September – is a great chance to ride on a range of vintage vehicles.
Home to the National Tramway Museum, Crich Tramway Village usually runs 2-3 trams per day during its opening season, with more during special events. However, on Tram Day, most of the 14 or so operational trams will be running, giving visitors the chance to check out the interiors of the many different varieties from around the UK, as well as some from abroad.
Amanda Blair, Marketing & Business Development Manager, says: “For those who remember the trams running in major cities prior to 1960, it's a chance to enjoy the nostalgia and see what an amazing job the Workshop team do in preserving and maintaining the trams, many of which were built in the early 1900s. Many of our works vehicles will also be in operation, and we will be displaying trams that are either undergoing workshop attention, or will shortly enter our workshop to enable them to return to service.”
There is no need to pre-book, as payment can be made on arrival. Face coverings are required to ride on the trams, and advised when visiting the indoor areas, such as the exhibitions. Doors open at 9.45am with trams running from 10.30am until 5pm (last admissions 4pm).