Tram 15 at Black Lake
Swan Lane level crossing seen from the northern side. Tram 15 was photographed at 17:01 on Wednesday 24th August 2005, and is just about to stop at Black Lake station. Apart from the street running section in Wolverhampton there are two level crossings on the Midland Metro. This one crosses a very busy road; the other crosses the access road to the Metro car park at Priestfield station. There are conventional tram signals either side of this crossing, one of which is visible here showing a stop aspect (horizontal white line). Even with a proceed aspect trams often slow almost to a stop before crossing the road. Motorists see conventional traffic lights, with three heads facing each direction. Note how the right-hand mast carries both contact wires. There are a couple more like that behind the photographer.