Tuesday 27 March 2012

Flexities reach the Ferry

Flexity 003 paused at the Ferry during its testing of the new street track in Fleetwood
After yesterday's successful testing of the street track in Fleetwood by Balloons 709 and 713, 003 had the honour of being the first Flexity to make a trial run through to Fleetwood Ferry, arriving at the new tram stop in Bold Street at 1.30pm this afternoon. The Unimog and overhead crew had been in Fleetwood during the morning, making adjustments to the overhead and fitting new tie-bars over the crossover in North Albert Street near to Kent Street. This work was all completed by 10.00am, but it was a full three hours later before a Flexity finally turned up to test the street track and overhead. Appropriately the tram chosen for this auspicious occasion was 003, which has only just entered driver training wearing full fleet branding.

003 passing St Peter's Church on Lord Street

003 at the new Fleetwood Ferry stop in Bold Street with the relocated bus stop and shelter in the foreground

003 at the Fleetwood Ferry stop in Bold Street with the new substation on the left

003 emerging from Bold Street onto The Esplanade
003 passing The Corner Cafe as it enters Pharos Street

003 turning from Pharos Street into North Albert Street
The classic Fleetwood shot of the clock tower and shops where North Albert Street joins Lord Street 
003 running down Lord Street towards Ash Street

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