Newcastle light rail suspended due to fault with Spanish-built trams

Newcastle light rail suspended due to fault with Spanish-built trams

Newcastle’s light rail network has been suspended after a mechanical issue was found in the Spanish-built trams, which are from the same manufacturer as the cracked inner western Sydney service. The Newcastle service was suspended from 5pm on Thursday after a mechanical problem was identified on the trams, with work still being carried out on Friday afternoon. “The fleet has been suspended temporarily as a precaution until inspections are completed. This issue is unrelated to the cracking issues identified in the inner west light rail fleet,” a Transport for NSW spokeswoman said. While the six trams that service the Newcastle light rail are the same model as the cracked inner west fleet, they are newer and have some different components. Transport for NSW expects the Newcastle service to return on …
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