BENDIGO'S famous trams are back up and running after months of COVID-19 closures.
From Saturday, 30 fully vaccinated patrons will be able to hop onto a tram and take a ride through the Bendigo city centre.
Bendigo Heritage Attractions chief executive James Reade said it was an exciting time for the community.
"We can't wait to get back into it," he said. "It's been a very challenging past few months."
Mr Reade said staff would work to follow the COVID-19 protocols around vaccination status and QR codes.
"We've done a bit of training and we're mindful of the challenges," he said. "But we're hopeful that our visitors will be understanding.
"Please be patient and plan ahead. The more you can pre-book, the better. It will make our lives and your lives a lot easier."
Steve Kirkpatrick has been driving Bendigo trams for about 40 years. He said he was delighted to get back on track.
"The past few months have been pretty quiet," he said. "We just had to comply with the COVID regulations but now we can run again and we're really happy to be back."
For more information about the Bendigo Tramways, visit bendigotramways.com
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