It's amazing what people think gets overlooked. I worked on the Edinburgh Tram project, and explained to someone how the trams don't have axles and each wheel has an independent motor. He claimed this was a physical impossibility and the trams would never move...despite the first vehicle having already completed tests by then.Only up until the 484s were announced though, I’d have thought...
I thought the width was the gauging issue rather than the height regarding other stock running through the tunnel, could be wrong.Doesn't the tunnel track bed have to be lowered first for them to fit?
I thought the width was the gauging issue rather than the height regarding other stock running through the tunnel, could be wrong.
Lots of people about now for the final trip on Railcam. edit: about 5 mins away
Edit: 547 now watching!
The issue was a beam in the roof of the tunnel at Ryde, but it was remedied several years ago.
So can they ( or have) passed through the tunnel?
There were some people in full Network Rail hi-vis there yesterday. I heard power was switched off within 10 minutes of the last service arriving back at Ryde.Is there any sign of boots on the ground in terms of the upgrade project? Is there any construction going on yet?
If it does, that's completely different from what happens on the mainland (and Island Line's power supply is controlled from there). Where did you get that info?