Overhead wires – great when they work and power trams across the British Isles but as soon as there is an issue with them that’s when things start to go awry to the service. The latest place to suffer a major problem with its overhead has been the Luas network in Dublin with the Green line severely affected on Saturday 13th July after an issue was detected when trams returned to depot after the previous day’s service.
The problem was identified when some tram pantographs were seen to have received slight damage during the end of service inspections. The exact location of where they were receiving this damage isn’t known but as a result the Green line was suspended between Sandyford and Brides Glen to allow technical staff to fix the fault. Repairs will completed shortly after 1700 allowing a full route to resume from this time.
During the works the Green line was only able to run between Broombridge and Sandyford. A limited replacement bus was also running in both directions between Stillorgan (the stop before Sandyford) and Brides Glen.