Tramway Village needs volunteers

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Volunteers of all ages are needed at the Crich Tramway Village, for everything from tramcar driving to gardening. Engineers and people to work on the track are also welcome and there are many other roles available.

“Our success is down to the hard work of our volunteers and we would very much like to hear from anyone who would like to join us,” said Marketing and Business Development Manger at Crich Tramway Village, Amanda Blair. “We have lots of volunteers who currently work in, or have worked in, the bus and coach industry – not forgetting drivers of modern trams in Nottingham and Manchester. We are getting young people joining us as well as those who have retired.”

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Tram conductors can start at 16 years old and proving they have a full driving licence, drivers at 18.

Set up in a part of a former chalk quarry in Derbyshire in 1959, Crich Tramway Village has more than 80 tramcars from Britain and abroad, some 28 of which are operational and trundle past re-sited restored buildings on a mile-long track.

Open every day from this Saturday (14 March) following the winter break, the village holds many events, including Ultimate Tram Driving Experience days. Crich Tramway Village is eight miles from the M1 near Matlock, Derbyshire. The museum welcomes group visits, and there is ample parking for coaches at the entrance, however the roads nearby are quite narrow, and coach drivers are advised to call ahead for advice on how best to approach.

Free refreshments are available for coach drivers, and guided tours can be arranged. Visit for more information.