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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!

Yarra Trams operations staff ready to depart, having assisted the stalled tram

November 05, 2015 09:16 AM
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With the tram pushed off the section insulator, it can now be driven as normal

November 05, 2015 09:16 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!

November 05, 2015 09:14 AM
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Lowering then raising the pantograph in an attempt to contact the overhead

November 05, 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!

November 05, 2015 09:12 AM
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Z3.186 stalled due to the pantograph resting on a section insulator

November 05, 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!

November 05, 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

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

February 23, 2011 09:00 AM
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