Monday, 5 December 2016

Wrong line running on the Tramway

Flexity 003 waiting at the Cabin to head north over the crossover onto the northbound line

On Monday 5th December the southbound tram track between the Cabin and North Pier was closed for four hours due to planned track work taking place. Between 09:00 and 13:00 single line working was in operation over the closed section of the tramway using the northbound line only. This meant that passengers wishing to travel south from Cliffs, Gynn Square, Wilton Parade or Pleasant Street had to board the trams using the northbound platforms. The track work that caused this disruption was a repair to the surface of the rail on the southbound line at the curve adjacent to the northern end of the Metropole Hotel. The single line working played havoc with the timetable, with northbound trams noted heading for Little Bispham and Thornton Gate in order to try and recover the service.

A customer information notice on the southbound shelter at the Gynn tram stop
Flexity 001 heading south along the northbound line at the Cliffs Hotel
Flexity 003 crossing over to the northbound line at the Cabin, before heading south
Flexity 001 wrong line working at the Gynn heading towards Starr Gate
Flexity 007 heading south at the Metropole Hotel, passing the track work on the southbound line
Flexity 006 returning to the southbound line using the crossover at North Pier

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