Wrong turn hits Metrolink
Reporter: HELEN KORN
Date online: 15 January 2013
METROLINK’S Shaw and Crompton service was suspended last night when another car got stuck on the tracks — the second since the line opened less than a month ago.
Shortly before 5.30pm a car from Huddersfield Road turned left and ended up on the tracks towards Mumps station, where it got stuck.
The tram line to Oldham was stopped for 40 minutes, though the line from Oldham to Manchester remained open. Full services resumed at 6.10pm.
Motorist Dave Bolan from Saddleworth spotted the incident as he drove past: “It’s confusing, particularly if you don’t know the area. If you aren’t paying attention it’s easy to leave the embedded track and finish up on the rails.”
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