Things remain fairly consistent at the Crich Tramway Village with the early season still seeing the museum open Saturday to Thursday every week and most opening days seeing a three tram service in operation. The three trams (occasionally two based on volunteer availability) are generally chosen from a group of nine enclosed cars with no open cars having yet seen use this season. On the day of Trevor Hall’s visit on Saturday 7th May the chosen three were Oporto 273, Sheffield 510 and Liverpool 869 and in this article we see those three running in addition to some views around the depot.
As well as 273, 510 and 869 other trams to have seen use so far this year are Blackpool pair 167 and 630, Leeds trio 180, 345 and 399 and Metropolitan Electric Tramways 331, along with Berlin 223 006-4 as the access tram.
A round-trip from Town End to Glory Mine and back is currently taking around half an hour to complete as a result of some slow running due to a few overhead issues. The trams are running up to Glory Mine “non-stop” (not stopping at any stops for passengers but stopping at passing points) before calling at all stops on the return journey.
- Crich is open Saturday to Thursday until Thursday 21st July with the exception of Saturday 11th It will also be open on Friday 3rd June (Platinum Bank Holiday). More details of opening times and future opening dates at https://www.tramway.co.uk/plan-your-visit/tickets/