Tramway derailed

All Aboard: Crich Tramway Museum Business Development Manager Laura Greaves is looking forward to a positive future for the tourist attraction as it reopens for the new season.
All Aboard: Crich Tramway Museum Business Development Manager Laura Greaves is looking forward to a positive future for the tourist attraction as it reopens for the new season.

A POPULAR tourist destination in in Crich is keeping its fingers crossed for a brighter summer after the recent snow cost it almost £30,000 in lost revenue.

Crich Tramway Village and the National Tramway Museum was late opening and missed the February half-term holidays because of the plummeting temperatures.

Snow and ice made it impossible for safety maintenance and track inspections to be carried out.

“Not opening that week really hit us financially,” explained spokesperson Laura Greaves. “Maintenance was not able to be done, and with visitor numbers not being brilliant last year it was not the good start to 2012 that we had hoped. We did manage to open last weekend but the weather was still not that brilliant.”

The Crich Tramway Village opens on weekends up until the end of March, then will open every day of the week until November.