Friday 30 March 2012

Ghost Running

Flexity 005 passing St Peter's Church in Fleetwood on the first day of ghost service running
Following the successful testing of the track and overhead in Fleetwood on Tuesday by Flexity 003, and the inspection trip made yesterday using 009, the long awaited ghost service has finally commenced over the full length of the tramway, from Starr Gate to Fleetwood Ferry. Between 09:00 and 10:30 this morning, Flexities 004, 008, 007, 002, 001 and 005 (in that order) were all noted making their debut on the streets of Fleetwood, and are pictured below.

004 passing the Victoria Street stop in North Albert Street
007 heading into North Albert Street
001 rounding the curve from North Albert Street into Lord Street
002 rounding the curve alongside St Peter's Church
005 heading south on Lord Street past the stop at London Street
008 approaching the London Street stop, heading north on Lord Street
005 accelerating up the incline past the annual daffodil display at Anchorsholme
001 awaiting its departure time at Starr Gate terminus


  1. It's a simulated passenger service, ie trams out all day as if they were in normal service, but not carrying any passengers. It's to test the trams, crew and track, etc, to make sure that there are no unforeseen problems and that everything is ok for go-live day on April 4th.