FIRST there was one, now there is three.
The Newcastle light rail fleet has another addition, after the arrival of a third tram to the city on Thursday morning from Port Kembla.
It arrived by road overnight and was transferred from a truck via a ramp onto the line in Hunter Street.
With half of the six-tram fleet now at the Wickham stabling yard, the Revitalising Newcastle light rail project is moving into its final stages.
Signalling and landscaping works are almost complete, only minor aesthetic and technology fittings need to be installed at the six stops and the new trams should soon begin on-track testing.
The testing period for the two trams which arrived this week – one on Tuesday – is expected to be completed quicker than the first tram.
The remaining three, which are still in production in Spain, are expected to arrive in the new year.
Transport Minister Andrew Constance has said the line will begin operation in February. Trams are planned to run every seven and a half minutes in peak periods.