Category Archives: Manchester Metrolink

Metrolink performance increases

The latest set of performance figures from Manchester Metrolink have shown an increase in both punctuality and reliability. In the case of punctuality it is the highest figure since these states started to be released at the start of the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Rainbow fades on Metrolink

With the annual Pride event now just a memory in Manchester the two trams which became Rainbow Trams – 3028 and 3071 – are back in standard fleet livery. However, not everything had been put back to how it was … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Cherry Picker causes issues at Market Street

A cherry picker was carrying out maintenance work at the Debenham’s store in Manchester’s Market Street when it caused the pavement to partially collapse causing the footpath adjacent to the Metrolink line to be blocked on Monday 10th September. This … Continue reading

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RAIB release reports into two door trap incidents

Two recent incidents of passengers and objects become stuck in tram doors have led the RAIB to release two separate reports over the past few days – one in Nottingham a full blown report whilst the other, in Manchester, leading … Continue reading

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In Pictures: MediaCityUK service extended to Ashton as part of trial

Always looking to improve the service, Manchester Metrolink have recently extended the MediaCityUK to Etihad Campus service through to Ashton-under-Lyne to as part of a trial to give a six minute headway between Harbour City and Ashton. Two such trial … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manx Electric Railway 25

Continuing with the Manx Electric Railway theme for today’s archive image we are again in 1979 for a view of a tram which hasn’t run in passenger service for over 20 years but at this time was a firm part … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Trafford Park extension bridge installation starts

Work on building the Manchester Metrolink extension from Pomona to Trafford Park is continuing at a pace with the weekend of 1st and 2nd September seeing the start of major works to install beams for the connecting ramp between Pomona … Continue reading

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Get to me to the Register Office on time – by Rainbow tram!

I think many reading this website will agree that if you have to get married then you might as well get there in style and what better to do so than by tram?! Whilst in Blackpool you can hire a … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Rainbow Tram 3071

We featured the first of the two Rainbow Trams adorned for Manchester’s Pride event over the August Bank Holiday previously but in order to complete the picture we now take a look at the other specially liveried trams – 3071. … Continue reading

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Why vinyl wrap adverts on a tram?

Recent months have seen a major expansion in vinyl wrap liveries on several UK tram systems (well Edinburgh and Manchester anyway!) but have you ever wondered why trams are chosen for a mobile advert? Well a previous campaign for Sainsbury’s … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

It may only be a few days since our last update but we are back again tonight with another Photo Gallery:

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In Pictures: Trafford Park line junction installed

Between 28th July and 10th August no trams on Manchester Metrolink ran between Cornbrook and Eccles to allow for the construction of the junction with the new Trafford Park line at Pomona. The work was completed on time allowing Metrolink … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Rainbow Tram in Manchester

Every year when Manchester Pride takes place Metrolink enter into the spirit of the occasion by adding extra vinyls to some of the trams. In the past this has mainly included changing the colours of the spots on the standard … Continue reading

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Hot weather leads to drop in Metrolink performance

Continuing the up and down trend of performance on Manchester Metrolink the latest figures have shown that both punctuality and reliability are down although both remain around the same mark as they have since KeolisAmey Metrolink started to publicly release … Continue reading

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No strikes in Manchester after pay deal agreed

The threat of strikes on Manchester Metrolink has been avoided after a deal was reached on a new pay deal for drivers – and for those drivers there can be no denying it is an excellent deal. This is part … Continue reading

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Overhead problems causes disruption for Metrolink

Its been Manchester Metrolink’s turn for disruption caused by overhead line problems with a section of overhead coming down at Cornbrook on Sunday 5th August. Fortunately it was only a Sunday and no trams are currently running onto the Eccles … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manchester Light Rail demonstration

We are off to Manchester again for this edition of Picture in Time but instead of featuring one of the trams which have operated on Metrolink we go back a little further to 1987 when a key demonstration took place.

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This week on British Trams Online

We have another three Photo Galleries for you this week, including one which gives further coverage of one of our recent news stories about the tracklaying on the latest Metrolink extension:

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Zonal fare system approved for Metrolink

A new zonal fare system will be introduced on Manchester Metrolink from early 2019 after council leaders have final approval to the plans following the results of a public engagement exercise. There will be some winners and losers in the … Continue reading

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Track laying starts at Trafford Centre

Another week and another tramway extension has seen the laying of track with the first track now in place at into Trafford Centre as part of the Metrolink extension due to open in 2020. This track laying is in addition … Continue reading

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