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Stuck van at the Swanston Street tram stop

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.

D1.3538 heads south at Swanston and Bourke Street

11 February 2019 12:54 PM
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Yarra Trams operations staff talking to Victoria Police officers

11 February 2019 12:55 PM
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Tilt tray truck has arrived, getting directed by a police officer

11 February 2019 12:59 PM
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Tilt tray truck reverses to the stuck van

11 February 2019 13:01 PM
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First attempt at removing the stuck van with the tilt tray

11 February 2019 13:02 PM
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Nope - need to move the tray a bit to extract the stuck van

11 February 2019 13:03 PM
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All hooked up, and ready to extract the stuck van

11 February 2019 13:06 PM
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And up it goes

11 February 2019 13:06 PM
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Stuck van now on the tilt tray

11 February 2019 13:07 PM
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And it's all loaded up

11 February 2019 13:07 PM
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B2.2128 heads south on route 6, the stuck van removed

11 February 2019 13:08 PM
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