Police arrested a man for drink driving after his car ended up parked on the TRACKS at a TRAM STATION.
Pictures of the car were soon appearing all over Facebook and a passenger at the tram station used the emergency call point to alert the control centre to the hazardous vehicle’s parking spot.
The car ended up at the Oldham King Street stop at about 11.30pm on Sunday (24th August), parked on the inbound track headed for Manchester city centre.
A 32 year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving; he was later bailed by police. Metrolink RATP Dev Limited, the tram operator, said: “The next and last service to travel that evening into the city centre from the Oldham King Street stop was held immediately at Oldham Central and any remaining passengers were asked to make alternative arrangements to their journey. The police were notified immediately and arrived on site to remove the passengers from the car.”
A recovery vehicle attended the scene, removing the car at approximately 1am Monday morning. Engineers found only superficial damage to the tracks and although the incident caused a delay to overnight engineering works, everything was running normally by rush hour on Monday morning.