Tomorrow (July 13) we will be commissioning the new LRT (Light Railway Tramway) crossing at Castle Mona Avenue for the horse trams.
From tomorrow vehicle drivers will be required to stop for the horse trams using typical highway traffic lights. Drivers will also notice the tram signal, a signal they may have never seen before.
Street tram signals (LRT signals) will be used for the first time on the Isle of Man to provide crossing control at Castle Mona Avenue.
Tram signals are used where trams share and intersect the highway, often in towns and cities. Blackpool and Manchester have such signals.
Street tram signals work in conjunction with traffic signals, but look completely different to avoid confusion for the driver.
A tram signal is made up of multiple lights that form different signal aspects.