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Preston’s test tramline could be back on track

Posted on - 17th August, 2020 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Deepdale, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Ribbleton, Transport
The route for the Preston Trampower Guild Line

A planning application has been submitted to use the old railway in Skeffington Road in Ribbleton as a test tramline.

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Preston Trampower‘s planning proposal sets out plans to use the line and install masts and overhead cables to create part of the test tramline next to West View Leisure Centre. There are also plans to create a station platform, a new cycle path and lighting columns.

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More of the old railway line becoming clear near the West View Leisure Centre
More of the old railway line becoming clear near the West View Leisure Centre

Permission was granted in November 2016 for the test line to be installed through the city. If successful it would lead to another line from Bluebell Way to just short of the city centre.

Last year work was derailed on the line in Deepdale due to an extension to a chicken processing plant.

Read moreA brief history of Preston’s former public tram system

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Work had already begun on the stretch of line but is understood to have been delayed due to legal disputes over land ownership,
however work continued on the Deepdale section three months ago.

The tram testline is set to connect from a Park and Ride at the M6 to the station, passing through Deepdale and Ribbleton before ending at Preston Station.

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