In keeping with government guidelines, the trustees are now looking towards a reopening of the tramway.
We were hoping to reopen on the 6th September, but unfortunately as many of our volunteers are cautious regards returning, we are now working towards a date of the 4th October. By this time hopefully people will feel more able to safely perform their duties.
The outline we are working to is as follows: -
- Access at the top, but with no sweet shop and no ticket sales. All tickets will be purchased at the bottom after alighting from the tram.
- A queuing system will be in place prior to boarding to enable social distancing.
- Access at the bottom will be via a queue to enable social distancing.
- All tickets will be available at the bottom station.
- Prior to boarding each tram, seats will be sanitised by our staff.
- Please note that face coverings will be advised when riding on the trams.
We appreciate your cooperation when waiting and during your trip on the trams. Be assured all measures are to keep all of us safe whist still being able to enjoy a ride on this historic attraction.
We are aiming to be up and running on the 4th October.
Watch this space.
Obviously we have lost a considerable amount of revenue due to the closure so we have set up a Text Giving facility, if you would like to contribute to help with our rebuilding programme.
Text SGT 3 to 70085 to donate £3. Texts cost £3 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £3 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text SGTNOINFO 3 to 70085.
If you wish to donate a different amount just text
SGT2 to donate £2.00
SGT5 to donate £5.00
SGT10 to donate £10.00
or just add the amount after SGT in £1.00 intervals up to £20.00
You will have the option of making a Gift Aid option if you would like.
We have resumed essential maintenance and this is going according to plan. As you can see we are aiming to reopen on the 6th September.
We shall be continuing with maintenance and refurbishing so we will be ready.
All the plans for our 125th anniversary have obviously had to be ditched, but all-being-well we are hoping to be able to put on some sort of commemoration in the future.
Allied to the text donation we have arranged, we can also take advantage of "Amazon's" charity facility.
Many of you use Amazon, so its just as easy to ensure the Tramway benefits without you paying anything additional.
Just login using Smile.Amazon.co.uk
You will then have the option of contributing to us by selecting "Glen Tramway Preservation Company" from the list. By doing this, Amazon contribute 0.5% of your eligible spend to the tramway. Please use this for your future Amazon spends and pass the word on to family, friends and anyone else who you think might have an interest in saving a bit of Victorian engineering.
Since the lockdown we have incured in the order of £9000 in maintenance and general refurbishment expenses, not to mention ongoing insurance costs.
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Closed on the 5th January. Sundays only from 12th January 12:00 to 16:00 hrs until
28th March, then
Saturday & Sunday 12:00 to 16:30 hrs
The trams run continually during these times so we cannot pre-book seats.
Please note that we now accept Credit/Debit card payment as well as cash.
Please note for schools and party bookings at other times, email us and we will try to accommodate your needs.
Prams and bikes are welcome - we just want you to enjoy the tramway !
We are wheelchair friendly with ramps at both stations.
We can carry most manual wheelchairs in the trams, but we are unable to accommodate larger powered chairs.
Dogs, accompanied by well behaved owners are welcome too
We are always pleased to have school visits or special bookings (if volunteers are available)
Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know
Help Us !
Would you like to help run the tram?
- help with maintenance,
- serve in the shop (sorry - no free sweets!) or
- look after the information centre?
There is always lots to do with many varied tasks to suit all skills.
Why not come along and have a chat ?
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