Crich Tramway Village to reopen outdoor areas for visitors next month in step two of lockdown roadmap

Crich Tramway Village is making plans to reopen its outside areas for visitors next month in line with step two of the Government’s easing of lockdown.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 2:39 pm

The attraction, which is home to the National Tramway Museum, is aiming to welcome people back through the turnstiles from Monday, April 12, subject to the latest public health guidance.

From Saturday to Thursday each week, areas including the outdoor playground and woodland walk will be accessible and volunteers will be operating a limited schedule of tram journeys through the village.

General manager Mike Galer said: “The same Covid-19 measures will be in place as we operated last season, including social distancing, hand sanitizing, PPE for staff, screens at information points and tills and take-away catering service, with some outside seating.”

Crich Tramway Village is looking to get back on track next month.
Crich Tramway Village is looking to get back on track next month.

Visitors will need to book a timed ticket for tram rides on arrival, and there will only be one stop for getting on and alighting the trams to help ensure the safety of passengers, volunteers and staff.

Passengers will need to wear face coverings unless exempt, as per the national guidance for public transport, and coverings will also be required to enter the village shops.

In line with rules for other such venues, the indoor exhibitions, tram depot and soft play area will remain closed for the time being and the numbers in indoor areas such as the shops and on the trams will be limited.

Card and contactless payments are preferred, and full-priced tickets can be purchased online beginning in April.

Marketing manager Amanda Blair said: “For the period between April 12 and May 16 we have introduced special day rates, which are payable on arrival.

“Visitors who still have valid annual tickets or annual membership may use these to return.”

The village will open 10am to 4.30pm each day, with last admissions at 3pm.

All being well, more areas of the village will be accessible from May 17, as step three of the Government plan allows for indoor hospitality and entertainment venues to reopen and most social contact rules being lifted.

For more information, including visitor guidance on Covid, go to tramway.co.uk.

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