Given that the trams are not fitted with automatic couplers, I highly doubt regular operation as a single unit will be seen. They have to be split and joined in the depot. That's a lot of mucking about to split a set after the evening peak and then join them back up for the next morning.Linto63 wrote: Although inevitably they will at some point operate as single sets as operational needs dictate.
Two couple a set the two covers have to be removed and stowed somewhere (not on the tram), the couplers unfolded, locked, then the cars coupled, locked, at least 2 jumper cables plugged in, the coupler 'safe' cover put over and then the car tested. You are looking at a minimum of 10 minutes probably more to couple a pair. They will send a pair out with the 2nd set locked off before spending time uncoupling and recoupling.
I think for all practical purposes, the trams are a fixed 10 section cars. They will only split for maintenance.