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Stuck van at the Swanston Street tram stop, February 2019

A delivery driver headed north up Swanston Street came to the end of the road at Bourke Street, and decided to drive down the bike lane. He ended up driving his van the edge of the tram stop platform, getting stuck on the tram tracks. Northbound trams on Swanston Street had to run 'bang road' to the Flinders Lane crossover to escape the obstruction, with services delayed for 40 minutes until a tilt tray track was able to extract his vehicle from the predicament.

Confused van driver decides to head through the Swanston and Bourke Street tram stop

Monday 11 February 2019 12:27 PM
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Van driver heads past waiting pedestrians to drive down the bike lane

Monday 11 February 2019 12:27 PM
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Pedestrian on the bike path, and the van driver swerves around them as well

Monday 11 February 2019 12:27 PM
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You're getting awfully close to the edge there...

Monday 11 February 2019 12:27 PM
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And CRUNCH - the bottom of the van bottoms out on the tram stop!

Monday 11 February 2019 12:27 PM
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And you're stuck!

Monday 11 February 2019 12:27 PM
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Northbound tram comes to a halt, the tram tracks blocked by the van

Monday 11 February 2019 12:28 PM
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'Yeah, you're stuck'

Monday 11 February 2019 12:28 PM
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Everyone heads over for a sticky beak

Monday 11 February 2019 12:29 PM
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Yarra Trams staff also come over for a look

Monday 11 February 2019 12:30 PM
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First police on the scene two minutes after the van got stuck

Monday 11 February 2019 12:30 PM
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More police arrive in an unmarked car

Monday 11 February 2019 12:32 PM
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Southbound trams still running past the stuck van

Monday 11 February 2019 12:34 PM
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Victoria Police question the confused driver

Monday 11 February 2019 12:36 PM
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Z3.195 leads three northbound trams stuck at Bourke Street with nowhere to go

Monday 11 February 2019 12:36 PM
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Driver of B2.2077 waits at Bourke Street to head 'bang road' down Swanston Street

Monday 11 February 2019 12:37 PM
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B2.2077 heads 'bang road' at Swanston and Little Collins Street

Monday 11 February 2019 12:40 PM
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Z3.195 and B2.2077 head 'bang road' at Swanston and Collins Street

Monday 11 February 2019 12:41 PM
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Having run 'bang road' down Swanston Street, Z3.175 shunts through the Flinders Lane crossover

Monday 11 February 2019 12:42 PM
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Having run 'bang road' down Swanston Street, D1.3504 shunts through the Flinders Lane crossover

Monday 11 February 2019 12:43 PM
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Having run 'bang road' down Swanston Street from Bourke Street, B2.2077 waits to shunt through the Flinders Lane crossover

Monday 11 February 2019 12:46 PM
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Disruption message on the TramTracker screen at Swanston and Bourke Street

Monday 11 February 2019 12:53 PM
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Disruption message on the TramTracker screen at Swanston and Bourke Street

Monday 11 February 2019 12:53 PM
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