Matlock Cable Tramway – All aboard, tickets please…..
Did you know the first single line cable tramway was opened in Matlock on the 28th March 1893?
The tramway was the steepest anywhere in the world its gradient was measured at one in five and a half over its five eighths of a mile length.
It carried more than a quarter of a million passengers in its first nine months and remained in use until September 1927. The tram terminus shelter can still be seen at the end of Hall Leys Park near Crown Square.
If you are interested in Trams the National Tramway Museum is located at Crich, a few miles from Matlock. The museum contains over 60 trams built between 1900 and 1930 and is set within Crich Tramway Village. Working trams run daily and special events are held throughout the year.