Crich start preparing for 2013 season

Work on preparing the operational tram fleet at Crich Tramway Village for another season of use commenced straight after the Christmas and New Year festivities were over. Leeds 399 has become the first tram to be moved into the workshop, where it will undergo the usual commissioning work, such as drying out motors and checking of various mechanical parts.

As 399 was one of the Museum’s most heavily used trams last year, it is an unsurprising but sensible choice to be prepared for service first. Presumably by coincidence, the workshop is now home to three trams which nicely illustrate the development of fully enclosed double-deck trams in Britain, as 399 has joined Sheffield 510 and Blackpool 762.

Tram services are due to resume at Crich from 16th February, with daily operation in force until 24th February (weather permitting) for the school half-term break, followed by the resumption of opening every weekend in March, and then daily operation from 29th March until 3rd November. In the meantime, the site remains open on selected days, but with no trams running.

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5 Responses to Crich start preparing for 2013 season

  1. John D. Stanberry says:

    Dear Sir or Madam:

    This is an inquiry as to what equipment will be running beginning Easter Weekend.

    • Jack Gordon says:

      It is impossible to say which trams will be in use from day-to-day as they are chosen each morning from the available running fleet.

      The full fleet for 2013 is not yet known, however I am happy to return and post up the expected fleet around the Easter period a little nearer the time?

  2. John D. Stanberry says:

    Dear Sir or Madam:

    I live in the United States and need to know what rail service from London goes to your museum. I am a devoted Electric Traction Fan.This information would be appreciated. Thanks.

    Sincerely Yours,

    John D. Stanberry

  3. Jack Gordon says:

    From London, the easiest way is to take the Midland Mainline from London St. Pancras International to Derby. At Derby, change for a local service to Whatstandwell or Matlock.

    From Whatstandwell it is either a (steep) mile walk to the Museum (about thirty/forty-five minutes), or a bus.

    From Matlock it is a bus.

    Full details:

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