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Trams stalled on section insulator

The network of overhead wires used to power trams are divided into multiple electrical sections, so that faults can be isolated and maintenance work completed in safety. However if a tram stops with the pantograph resting in the middle of a section insulator, getting the tram moving again is hard work!

Z3.131 back on the move after powering away from the section insulator

18 March 2019 12:51 PM
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Z3.131 blocks southbound trams at Swanston and Collins Street after stalling on a section insulator

18 March 2019 12:50 PM
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Z3.131 blocks southbound trams at Swanston and Collins Street after stalling on a section insulator

18 March 2019 12:49 PM
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Z3.131 blocks southbound trams at Swanston and Collins Street after stalling on a section insulator

18 March 2019 12:49 PM
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Yarra Trams operations staff ready to depart, having assisted the stalled tram

5 November 2015 09:16 AM
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With the tram pushed off the section insulator, it can now be driven as normal

5 November 2015 09:16 AM
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Yarra Trams operations staff have arrived, and enlisted some Authorised Officers to assist the stuck tram

5 November 2015 09:15 AM
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Trams on William Street stuck behind a stalled Z3.186

The tram can't move because it isn't receiving any power from the overhead!

5 November 2015 09:14 AM
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Lowering then raising the pantograph in an attempt to contact the overhead

5 November 2015 09:14 AM
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Pantograph resting right in the middle of a section insulator

The tram can't move because it isn't receiving any power from the overhead!

5 November 2015 09:12 AM
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Z3.186 stalled due to the pantograph resting on a section insulator

5 November 2015 09:11 AM
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Pantograph resting right in the middle of a section insulator

The tram can't move because it isn't receiving any power from the overhead!

5 November 2015 09:11 AM
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Z3.175 with the lights off, stranded with no power under a section insulators

The driver was able to get moving again soon after

23 February 2011 09:00 AM
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Stopped with the pantograph right on a section insulators: how's that for bad luck!

23 February 2011 09:00 AM
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