Maintenance work disrupts Crich services

Its not only the main public transport tramways who have to disrupt services due to engineering works as was shown at the Crich Tramway Village on Wednesday 24th June. Necessary maintenance work was required on the points at the north end of Wakebridge which meant that all trams were terminated at Wakebridge between the opening of the Museum until around 1400.

It had been hoped that the works to repair the points would be completed before the service started at 1030 but warnings were released on social media the previous day informing potential visitors that there may be an overrun and in the end that is what happened.

The Blackpool Electric Locomotive and a permanent way team had left the depot soon after 0900 but it was soon discovered that replacement parts had to be manufactured and this was done within Crich’s own workshops. The repairs to the points were completed during the early afternoon and a full service to Glory Mine resumed from 1400.

The first tram to run in service back through to Glory Mine was London County Council 106. (Photograph courtesy of Crich Tramway Village)

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One Response to Maintenance work disrupts Crich services

  1. Christopher Callan says:

    Its unfortunate that “planned maintenance” over ran adversely affecting the user experience but these things happen. Sure people would rather it was safe and done properly. Only they know whether the work could have been done at more convenient time or simply started earlier to reduce risk of such a significant impact on day time service. Perhaps more alarming is the number of days they have advertised a two car service reneging on the minimum three car output they plan to operate this season.