New driver ‘follows Google Maps’ directly on Wolverhampton tram line

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A new driver following Google Maps found himself parked on the tram tracks.

The car, which had just passed visible ‘P’ plates, stopped on the tracks at the Royal in Wolverhampton last night, Wednesday February 9.

Services between Wolverhampton St Georges and The Royal were significantly disrupted – trams unable to operate for nearly three hours.

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British Transport Police Black Country tweeted: ‘Last night officers attended an incident where a driver followed Google Maps directly onto @WMmetro tracks causing significant damage and disruption of services.

Officers shared an image of the Nissan Juke on the tracks alongside the tweet.

West Midlands Underground tweeted at 6.40pm yesterday: ‘Due to a car blocking the tram at The Royal, trams are currently not operating between Wolverhampton St George’s and The Royal. A normal service is operating between The Royal and Bull Street .”

They then thanked travelers for their patience with the incident.

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