Crich Tramway Village workshop team have been busy working on the vintage tram collection, in order to add to the fleet operating during the 2023 season.

Blackpool balcony 40 has had a lift and overhaul, while Newcastle 102, Blackpool 166 and London County Council 106 have all undergone repairs.

Newcastle 102 - photo Peter Whiteley-
Blackpool 166 -photo Peter Whiteley
London County Council 106 -

Subject to satisfactory testing, these tramcars should be back in operation during the 2023 season, which opens on Saturday 11th March at 10.00am.

The overhead line is in the process of being inspected by specialist contractor, Pod-Trak, and the Engineering Team will be cleaning and preparing the tram track in the coming weeks.


Pod-trak employee making inspection notes
Pod-Trak inspecting the overhead line outside the Derby Assembly Rooms at Crich Tramway Village-

Engineering Manager at Crich Tramway Village, Graeme Wigglesworth, said:

“We’re delighted with the progress made on the trams which required maintenance and repairs over the winter, and the overhead line and track will be ready to test the tramcars prior to the new season opening. We hope people will enjoy riding on these trams again as well as the others in our collection.”

The season runs until Sunday 5th November 2023 and opening dates and times can be found at:

Crich Tramway Village is a brand name for the National Tramway Museum (Accredited with Arts Council England), solely owned and operated by The Tramway Museum Society, incorporated in England with liability by guarantee (no. 744229). Registered charity number 313615. Our ICO number is Z6700136.

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