Long-stalled plans for a test tram line in Deepdale has seen work re-commence.Advertisement
Preston Trampower have begun to clear land on the former Longridge to Preston railway.
Contractors were seen on site during Thursday (May 7) beginning to clear land off to one side of Skeffington Road.
A former level crossing area used to run across the road but the track has been dormant for decades.
Trampower were given permission in November 2016 for the test line running from Skeffington Road, just behind West View Leisure Centre, to Deepdale Street.
Read more: A brief history of Preston’s former public tram system
If successful the test line would then lead to a tram line from Bluebell Way to just short of Preston city centre.
Preston Trampower had said the work on the test line was due to begin in early September last year, but has been delayed due to wrangles over land ownership.
As well as the test track a depot and station is due to be built in Deepdale Mill Street.
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