Crich Tramway Village, home of the National Tramway Museum, has announced that following essential safety work its vintage trams are running again, and the museum is excited to welcome visitors back for the summer season from Saturday 2nd July. The Classic Motorcycle Day on Sunday 3rd July will also go ahead, with trams in operation.

The Derbyshire attraction has not been able to open all facilities, including its tram operation, since 18th May this year, following a visit by an inspection team from the Office of Rail and Road (ORR). Two traction poles, which hold up the overhead line in the depot area, had become corroded and were deemed to be a safety risk and hence the tram depots, main Exhibition Hall and children’s soft play area were cordoned off.

New traction poles had to be sourced and were kindly donated by NET operator, Nottingham Trams Limited who were quick to offer both support and the urgently needed replacement poles, known as masts. Specialist contractors, Pod-Trak Ltd, were engaged to undertake the traction pole replacement.

Graeme Wigglesworth, Engineering Manager at Crich Tramway Village, says: “This important safety work had to be carried out before we could permit access to the affected areas to safeguard the public, our staff and volunteers. We are extremely grateful to Nottingham Trams Limited for their support and are pleased to say that the work has been carried out efficiently by Pod-Trak Ltd. The overhead line is now in good working order and trams are no longer restricted to 4 mph.”

For more information on opening dates, times, and prices at Crich Tramway Village visit:

For information on Nottingham Trams please visit:

Photo: from left to right: Dr Mike Galer – Crich Tramway Village General Manager; Phillip Terry from Nottingham Trams Limited; Graeme Wigglesworth – Engineering Manager at Crich Tramway Village; Trevor Stocker – Head of Operations at Nottingham Trams Limited; Glenn Oakes – from Nottingham Trams Limited.

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