Original Liverpool tram poles coming down

Some 61 years after the last trams ran in Liverpool it seems that the amount of remnants of trams in the city is set to decrease in early 2019 with the last of the original tram overhead support poles now being removed on the final two roads in the city to still have them.

Many of the poles which will still in situ had the finials on the top and hadn’t been used for their original purpose since trams ended in 1957 but had been retained for street lighting. But now with new street lighting about to be installed they are finally being taken down. One of the roads had lost 90% of these poles by Christmas with the remainder set to be removed in the first few weeks of 2019. In all approximately 100 poles have already been removed with a further 120 or so still to come down.

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