Glasgow 22 returns to service

As an unexpected late season bonus, Glasgow 22 has made a surprise return to use at the Crich Tramway Village. The tram has received a heavy overhaul and was undergoing testing for the last few weeks, ready for an expected return to service next year. However, with the tram performing well on test, it has been released to traffic earlier than anticipated and recorded it first day in service on Tuesday 25th October for the Starlight Spectacular event.

This was 22‘s first service use for around two years and has doubled the number of operational Glasgow cars at the museum. For most of this year open top 1068 has been the sole representative of the Scottish city available for service, following the withdrawal of Standard car 812 at the end of 2015.

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2 Responses to Glasgow 22 returns to service

  1. A brief clarification: According to information given on the day, 22 has not been released for general traffic but rather was on some sort of test run with passengers operated by volunteers who do both engineering and traffic duties. The full release for traffic will be next year, so don’t be too disappointed if either you will not see it out or you can’t take it out!

    • Andrew Waddington says:

      Thanks for this clarification Christoph. I wonder if 22 may be used for the special members day on 5th November? As STTS members are also invited I guess it would be nice to have a Glasgow car running?