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Last Updated Sunday 7th September 2014

Manchester Metrolink

With thanks to Andy Coward for information held on this page.

Key to the colours used in this fleet list:
Operational, Under Attention, Withdrawn (T68s)/Stored (not yet in service - M5000s), Not Yet Delivered

T68s

Built: 1991-92 by Firema, Italy
Seats: 84
Motors: 4 x GEC 130Kw
Power Conductor: Single Arm Pantograph
Depot: Queens Road/Old Trafford (see notes section for details)

No. Name Livery Link
1002 Revised White, Dark Grey & Blue - blue doors Photo
1003 Silver & Yellow (with Imperial War Museum North adverts)
1007 East Lancashire Railway Revised White, Dark Grey & Blue - blue doors Photo
1009 Revised White, Dark Grey & Blue - blue doors Photo
1012 Revised White, Dark Grey & Blue - blue doors Photo
1017 Revised White, Dark Grey & Blue - blue doors Photo
1020 Revised White, Dark Grey & Blue - blue doors Photo
1021 Revised White, Dark Grey & Blue - blue doors Photo
1023 Mike Mabey Revised White, Dark Grey & Blue - blue doors Photo
1025 Revised White, Dark Grey & Blue - blue doors Photo

Notes:
1002, 1003, 1004, 1005*, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010*, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015*, 1016, 1017, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025 & 1026 have been modified for Universal Running (for use on the Eccles line). Those marked * were those originally adapted for the opening of the line, the others have followed in recent years with new smaller and rounder coupler guards.
All vehicles are fitted with external orange LED Matrix destination displays. They also have internal matrix displays giving details of the next stop.
All vehicles now carry fleet numbers externally on the cab fronts.
1018, 1019 & 1020 have external rear view mirrors fitted. All others have now been fitted with CCTV rear view monitors.
1002, 1003, 1007, 1008, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1016, 1017, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025 & 1026 are fitted with air conditioning units above both cabs.
1001 was officially withdrawn on 7th August 2012 having spent the previous week out of use. This was the fifth of the trams to be withdrawn. It left Manchester on Tuesday 15th April 2014 for scrapping.
1002 was withdrawn from service on 18th November 2013 having last operated on 12th November. It is now stored at Trafford Depot.
1003 was withdrawn from service on 12th November 2013 having suffered a traction motor flashover on 5th November. Having originally been moved to Trafford Depot it has now returned to Queens Road Depot where it will eventually depart for a new life as a training aid for the Greater Manchester Fire Service. The livery carried on the tram includes full height bodyside adverts for the Imperial War Museum North.
1004 last ran on Wednesday 16th May and then became the second of the trams to be withdrawn from service. It left Manchester on Monday 28th April heading for scrapping in Rotherham and has now been removed from the list above.
1005 was withdrawn from service on 22nd June, the fourth T68 to be taken out of service. It departed Trafford Depot for scrapping on Wednesday 25th June 2014.
1006 was withdrawn from service on 30th August - the seventh T68 to run its last. It left Trafford Depot on 13th June 2014 for scrapping in Rotherham.
1007 has non standard seating for the first series trams with higher backs and more rounded grab handles. The tram was named East Lancashire Railway at a ceremony held at Bury Interchange by Pete Waterman on 31st May 2009. It was officially withdrawn from service on Monday 10th February 2014 - one of the last three to be taken out of service. 1007 is to be preserved by the Heaton Park Tramway but remains at Trafford Depot for storage for now.
1008 was the third T68 to be withdrawn from service on 14th June 2012. It departed Trafford Depot for scrapping on 16th May 2014.
1009 was withdrawn on 17th December 2013 having last run on 2nd December before being stopped awaiting tyre turning and traction motor change. It is now stored at Trafford Depot.
1010 was withdrawn from service on 2nd September 2012 - number eight to be withdrawn. It left Trafford Depot on 14th August 2014 for Rotherham where it will be scrapped.
1011 was withdrawn from service on 18th April 2012, becoming the first second generation tram in the UK to be taken out of service. 1011 was stripped of all reusable components and reliveried in the Yellow & Silver colours ahead of a starring role in the Red Bull Trials held in Manchester city centre on 21st September. This saw the tram split in two and used as an obstacle in the bike trial. Following the completion of this the tram was removed by haulier to Booths in Rotherham for scrapping, this becoming not only the first second generation tram to be withdrawn but also to be scrapped. The tram has now been removed from the fleet list above.
1012 was officially withdrawn from service on 31st December 2013 having last run on 27th December when it failed with a compressor problem. It is now stored at Trafford Depot.
1013 was withdrawn on 2nd December 2013 having last operated on the same day. It left Manchester for scrapping in the first week of September.
1014 was withdrawn on 11 June 2013 following a couple of weeks out of service. It last operated in service on 29 May 2013 as part of a double unit. It left Trafford Depot on 20th August 2014 for scrapping at Booths, Rotherham.
1015 was withdrawn from service on Thursday 20th September after operating Bury-Altrincham direct services coupled to 1012 in the afternoon peak. This was the ninth T68 to be withdrawn. It departed for scrap on Thursday 24th July 2014.
1016 was officially withdrawn from service on Monday 10th February 2014 - one of the last three to be taken out of service. It was used on the farewell tour on 26th May and received "FAREWELL T68" name stickers which remain in place. It departed Trafford Depot on 21st August to Long Marston where it is now part of the UK Tram test fleet.
1017 was withdrawn from service on 21st January 2014. It had been involved in a RTC on 10th January and although repairs had been carried out on the vehicle a failed compressor meant it was taken out of use. It is stored at Trafford Depot.
1018 was withdrawn from service on Thursday 9th August 2012 - the sixth of the T68s to be taken out of service. It left Manchester on 16th July 2014 for scrapping.
1019 was withdrawn from service on Thursday 27th September after working on the Bury to Altrincham service with 1020 - the tenth to be withdrawn from service. It left Trafford Depot on 21st May for Booths of Rotherham where it has now been scrapped.
1020 became the eleventh T68 to be withdrawn from service on 2nd November 2012. It last worked on the Bury-Piccadilly service on 31st October 2012 and has now been moved to Trafford Depot for storage. The Lancashire Fusilier nameplates and crests have been removed from the vehicle and they will shortly be fitted to 3020.
1021 was withdrawn after failing in service on 5th November 2013. The tram was then fitted with a modified ice-breaker pantograh (as previously used on 1025) to be used for ice-breaker duties during winter 2013/4 but after reliability problems it was withdrawn from this role in January 2014. It is now stored at Trafford Depot.
1022 was officially withdrawn from service on Monday 10th February 2014 - one of the last three to be taken out of service. It left Trafford Depot on 8th August and is now part of the UK Tram test fleet based at Long Marston, Warwickshire (alongside 1024 and 1026 with 1016 to follow).
1023 was withdrawn from service on 21st January 2014 having last operated the previous day on the Bury-Altrincham service as part of a double unit with 1022. It has now received the ice-breaker pantograph and will take up these duties for the remainder of this winter peiod. It was named MIKE MABEY at the A end only on Friday 28th March to mark the departure of Metrolink's Head of Operations. It is now stored at Trafford Depot.
1024 was withdrawn after operating on Friday 9th August - the 14th to be taken out of service. It left Trafford Depot on Wednesday 30th July 2014 and is believed to have gone to Long Marston for storage ahead of possible use on a UK Tram test project.
1025 was withdrawn from passenger service having operated on 15th January 2013 - the 12th to be withdrawn. Unlike the others taken out of service the tram initially retained its TMS and VRS equipment and had a a special pantograph fitted so it could be used for ice breaking duties. This was, however, shortlived and the tram had its TMS/VRS equipment removed in mid March 2013 and it was then moved to Trafford Depot on 23rd March for storage.
1026 was withdrawn on 2nd December 2013 having last operated a couple of weeks previously. It left Trafford Depot on Friday 25th July 2014 and is believed to have gone to Long Marston for storage ahead of possible use on a UK Tram test project.
All trams have undergone attention under a 2 million mid-life refurbishment program.
The names carried by 1004 & 1006 are no more than a form of advertising.

T68As

Built: 1999 by Ansaldo, Italy
Seats: 82
Motors: 4 x Vac Ansaldo Transporti 105Kw
Power Conductor: Single Arm Pantograph
Depot: Queens Road

No. Name Livery Link
2001 Revised White, Dark Grey & Blue - blue doors Photo
2002 Revised White, Dark Grey & Blue - blue doors Photo
2003 Revised White, Dark Grey & Blue - blue doors Photo
2005 Revised White, Dark Grey & Blue - blue doors Photo
2006 Revised White, Dark Grey & Blue - blue doors

Notes:
All are fitted with front valances and retractable couplers for running to Eccles
All vehicles are fitted with external orange LED Matrix destination displays. They also have internal matrix displays giving details of the next stop.
All are fitted with air conditioning units above the cabs along with LED tail/brake/indicator fittings on the cab fronts.
All T68As have now been fitted with CCTV rear view monitors.
All have been fitted with replacement headlights and coupler covers which are identical to those fitted to the modified T68 fleet.
2001 was withdrawn from service after operating Bury-Abraham Moss shuttles on Wednesday 30th April 2014. It remains at Queens Road Depot but is now powered down.
2002 was withdrawn from service after operating on the Eccles line on 24th April 2013. It has now been moved to Trafford depot for storage.
2003 was withdrawn from service after operating Bury-Abraham Moss shuttles on Wednesday 30th April 2014. It remains at Queens Road Depot but is now powered down.
2004 was officially withdrawn from service on 12th April 2013 having spent the previous couple of weeks out of service - the second T68A to be taken out of service. It last ran in service on 28th March 2013. It was removed from Trafford Depot on 2nd April 2014 for scrapping and has now been removed from the fleet list above.
2005 was withdrawn from service having operated on 9 May 2013 - the fourth of the T68As to be removed from operational status. It has now been moved to Trafford depot for storage.
2006 became the first T68A to be withdrawn when it was officially taken out of service on 4th April 2013 following a failure the previous day on the Eccles line. It is now stored at Trafford Depot.

M5000s

Built: 2008-2014 by Bombardier, Bautzen (Germany) & Vienna (Austria)
Seats: 3001-3074: 52 (plus 4 perch seats). 3075-3104: 60
Motors: 4 Bombardier Phase 3
Power Conductor: Single Arm Pantograph
Depot: Queens Road/Old Trafford (see notes section for details)

No. Name Livery Link
3001 Silver & Yellow Photo
3002 Silver & Yellow Photo
3003 Silver & Yellow Photo
3004 Silver & Yellow Photo
3005 Silver & Yellow Photo
3006 Silver & Yellow Photo
3007 Silver & Yellow Photo
3008 Silver & Yellow Photo
3009 Coronation Street 50th Anniversary 1960-2010 Silver & Yellow Photo
3010 Silver & Yellow Photo
3011 Silver & Yellow Photo
3012 Silver & Yellow Photo
3013 Silver & Yellow Photo
3014 Silver & Yellow Photo
3015 Silver & Yellow Photo
3016 Silver & Yellow Photo
3017 Silver & Yellow
3018 Silver & Yellow
3019 Silver & Yellow Photo
3020 Lancashire Fusilier Silver & Yellow Photo
3021 Silver & Yellow
3022 Silver & Yellow
3023 Silver & Yellow
3024 Silver & Yellow Photo
3025 Silver & Yellow
3026 Silver & Yellow
3027 Silver & Yellow
3028 Silver & Yellow
3029 Silver & Yellow
3030 Silver & Yellow
3031 Silver & Yellow
3032 Silver & Yellow
3033 Silver & Yellow
3034 Silver & Yellow
3035 Silver & Yellow
3036 Silver & Yellow
3037 Silver & Yellow
3038 Silver & Yellow
3039 Silver & Yellow
3040 Silver & Yellow
3041 Silver & Yellow
3042 Silver & Yellow
3043 Silver & Yellow
3044 Silver & Yellow
3045 Silver & Yellow
3046 Silver & Yellow
3047 Silver & Yellow
3048 Silver & Yellow
3049 Silver & Yellow
3050 Silver & Yellow
3051 Silver & Yellow
3052 Silver & Yellow
3053 Silver & Yellow
3054 Silver & Yellow
3055 Silver & Yellow
3056 Silver & Yellow
3057 Silver & Yellow
3058 Silver & Yellow
3059 Silver & Yellow
3060 Silver & Yellow
3061 Silver & Yellow
3062 Silver & Yellow
3063 Silver & Yellow
3064 Silver & Yellow
3065 Silver & Yellow
3066 Silver & Yellow
3067 Silver & Yellow
3068 Silver & Yellow
3069 Silver & Yellow
3070 Silver & Yellow
3071 Silver & Yellow
3072 Silver & Yellow
3073 Silver & Yellow
3074 Silver & Yellow
3075 Silver & Yellow
3076 Silver & Yellow
3077 Silver & Yellow
3078 Silver & Yellow
3079 Silver & Yellow
3080 Silver & Yellow
3081 Silver & Yellow
3082 Silver & Yellow
3083 Silver & Yellow
3084 Silver & Yellow
3085 Silver & Yellow
3086 Silver & Yellow
3087 Silver & Yellow
3088 Silver & Yellow
3089 Silver & Yellow
3090 Silver & Yellow
3091 Silver & Yellow
3092 Silver & Yellow
3093 Silver & Yellow
3094 Silver & Yellow
3095 Silver & Yellow
3096 Silver & Yellow
3097 Silver & Yellow
3098 Silver & Yellow
3099 Silver & Yellow
3100 Silver & Yellow
3101 Silver & Yellow
3102 Silver & Yellow
3103 Silver & Yellow
3104 Silver & Yellow
3105 Silver & Yellow
3106 Silver & Yellow
3107 Silver & Yellow
3108 Silver & Yellow
3109 Silver & Yellow
3110 Silver & Yellow
3111 Silver & Yellow
3112 Silver & Yellow
3113 Silver & Yellow
3114 Silver & Yellow
3115 Silver & Yellow
3116 Silver & Yellow

Notes:
3001 was the first of the M5000s to arrive at Queens Road Depot on 13th July 2009. Vehicles up to 3085 have now been delivered. The first 40 trams were part of the initial order for Phase 3a with the remainder being add-ons for extra lines and replacement of the T68/T68As. There are currently 116 M5000s due to be delivered.
3001-3061 are fitted with ATS and VRS to allow them to be used with the current signalling system.
3062-3086 are available for use only on TMS enabled routes as they have not been fitted with ATS and VRS equipment.
3013 is currently being rebuilt following accident damage and will rejoin the operational fleet in due course.
3087 was delivered to Queens Road Depot on Saturday 16th August 2014 and is now undergoing commissioning and mileage accumulation.
3001-3004 are fitted with modified ice-breaker pantographs.
3020 was named Lancashire Fusilier in a special ceremony held at Queens Road on 16th March 2013 replacing T68 1020 which was withdrawn the previous year.
The operational M5000s are split between the two depots. Although there is occasionally some swapping between depots the following vehicles are currently operating out of Trafford: 3001, 3002, 3005, 3007, 3008, 3011, 3015, 3019, 3020, 3022, 3023, 3025, 3028, 3032, 3033, 3035, 3040, 3041, 3043, 3044, 3045, 3047, 3048, 3053, 3060. All remaining operational M5000s are based at Queens Road.

Special Purpose Car

Built: 1991 by RFS Industries, Kilnhurst
Engine: Caterpillar 3306 PCT 170Kw

1027

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