Arc Flash Incident Results In Tram Service Delays

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An overhead line broke causing the suspension of tram services between Trafford and Didsbury in the UK on May 16, 2014. The break resulted from an electrical arc as reported by passengers on board. Additionally, the tram swayed wildly during the incident.

Service on the line was suspended for several hours while the incident was investigated.

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Hugh Hoagland

does research and testing of PPE exposed to electrical arcs and is an arc flash expert. Hugh is a Sr. Consultant at ArcWear and Sr. Partner at e-Hazard. Read more about Hugh.

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