Build up of ice on overhead lines causes disruption on trams
Posted: 25 March 2014 | NET | No comments yet
Tram services in Nottingham suffered disruption this morning due a severe build up of ice on the overhead lines…
Tram services in Nottingham suffered disruption this morning due a severe build up of ice on the overhead lines.
NET Customer Services Manager, Jo Bentley explained: “The overnight conditions meant our early morning services were cancelled and replacement buses between Hucknall and Phoenix Park and Station Street were in operation.
“We were able to re-introduce tram services just before 8.00am although minor delays continued for a period whilst the normal timetable became fully operational.”
She added: “The problems were caused by severe icing on the overhead lines. It only becomes an issue in the most extreme conditions when the trams can only intermittently pick up power and therefore cannot run. We sent out special equipment at 4.00am this morning in advance of services coming into operation but, initially, even this struggled to clear the build up of ice.
“Obviously we would like to apologise to our customers for the disruption and for any inconvenience this may have caused. They can be assured we were doing everything possible to get services up and running as soon as we could.”
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