On Friday 21st July, a serious dewirement incident occurred at Crich Tramway Village, forcing the attraction to close for the day. Thankfully the damage has now been rectified sufficiently for the museum to re-open as normal on Saturday 22nd July.
Full details of what actually happened, besides a tram dewiring, are not known but the damage caused to the overhead line was considered severe enough for the site to be closed to the general public for the day, whilst the affected section of wire at the south end of the tramway was secured and made safe. Naturally this led to a few grumbles, but as the decision was taken from a safety viewpoint, it seems to have been entirely appropriate. It has been suggested that a slightly shortened tram ride may be offered initially but hopefully everything will soon be back to normal.
This unfortunate incident follows on from a spate of overhead issues at Nottingham – hopefully it isn’t spreading!