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Long Marston

Over the past few years the ex-MOD site at Long Marston has become the home for a number of withdrawn trams from Manchester Metrolink and Midland Metro. All the Manchester Metrolink T68s and some of the Midland Metro T69s (unidentified) are to be used for testing purposes by UK Tram with the remainder being stored for possible future use.

All trams are Stored with no public access.

Manchester Metrolink T68s

Built: 1991-92 by Firema, Italy
Seats: 84
Motors: 4 x GEC 130Kw
Power Conductor: Single Arm Pantograph

No. Date Arrived Livery Link
1016 21st August 2014 Revised White, Dark Grey & Blue - blue doors Photo
1022 8th August 2014 Revised White, Dark Grey & Blue - blue doors Photo
1024 30th July 2014 Revised White, Dark Grey & Blue - blue doors Photo
1026 25th July 2014 Revised White, Dark Grey & Blue - blue doors Photo

Midland Metro T69s

Built: 1998-99 by Ansaldo, Italy
Seats: 58
Motors: 4
Power Conductor: Single Arm Pantograph

No. Date Arrived Livery Link
07 16th October 2014 Magenta & Silver Photo
10 24th March 2016 Magenta & Silver
11 8th March 2016 Blue & Cream Photo

Notes:
With the exception of those listed above, the remainder of the T69s have now been moved to Rotherham for scrapping.
07 has been donated to UK Tram.
10 was originally reported as being moved for scrap but has since been noted on site at Long Marston. It is not known whether it left or not.
11 has been donated to Birmingham Museum with decisions still to be made on when it will be moved and how it will be displayed. The livery carried by 11 commemorates the 60th anniversary of the closure of Birmingham Corporation Tramways. It was officially unveiled during a special ceremony at Birmingham Snow Hill on 23rd August 2013.

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