Category Archives: Manchester Metrolink

In Pictures: Metrolink puts up the Christmas decorations

As has become traditional Manchester Metrolink have added vinyls to a few of their trams to celebrate Christmas. 3011, 3025 and 3032 are amongst the trams which have received the vinyls which feature Noel the elf along with some “lights” … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Events: Withdrawal of Metrolink’s T68s and T68As

Not all major events over the past 15 years have been special events as such but nonetheless events of this kind have still been a significant aspect of what has happened since we started off in 2002. One of the … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have two different types of Photo Gallery for you this week, as we head overseas and also look back to our launch year in 2002:

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An evening to forget for Metrolink

Saturday 25th November was a night to forget for Manchester Metrolink and anyone who was trying to travel on the system after several issues contributed to cause services to be suspended and delayed with the disruption happening for over three … Continue reading

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More double trams for Altrincham and Bury lines

One of the big complaints on Manchester Metrolink is the overcrowding seen on peak time servcies and in order to try and combat this more double trams are being introduced on the Altrincham and Bury lines. Two doubles are already … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have more photos for you this week as we add two all new galleries plus add a few more photos to an existing collection:

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This week on British Trams Online

There are another couple of Photo Galleries which have now been added as this week’s main site update:

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1026

The last of the original T68 trams to be delivered to Manchester is the main feature of this edition of Picture in Time. It is 1026 and we catch up with the tram in 2005.

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In Pictures: Crumpsall Metrolink stop in transition

Work is continuing at Crumpsall which will see it transformed to allow trams from the Trafford Park line to terminate without getting in the way of the 10 trams an hour which currently run through to Bury. So far work … Continue reading

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Minor collision on Metrolink causes major disruption

Two trams collided at St Peter’s Square on Friday 10th November causing major delays across the entire Manchester Metrolink network. The low speed collision happened in the platform at St Peter’s Square with minor damage caused to both trams but … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New adverts in Manchester

Two trams in Manchester have recently appeared in service wearing new vinyl wrap adverts with both making their first public appearances in quick succession at the start of November. The two M5000s to carry the adverts are 3004 and 3018 … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We’re back this week with a couple new Photo Galleries:

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Metrolink driver assaulted on platform

A Manchester Metrolink driver was assaulted on the platform at Cornbrook in the early hours of Saturday 28th October in an unprovoked attack brining condemnation from Metrolink bosses. The driver was changing ends on the tram having just terminated from … Continue reading

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First phase of Trafford Park Metrolink works completed

The first phase of highway works for the extension of Manchester Metrolink to Trafford Park have been completed – in plenty of time for Christmas so that those visiting the Trafford Centre aren’t badly affected. A temporary road layout has … Continue reading

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More service diversions on Metrolink

This weekend (28th and 29th October) will see more services diverted on Manchester Metrolink with the Second City Crossing (2CC) this time being closed throughout the weekend meaning that services will instead by diverted via the original city crossing. There … Continue reading

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New Metrolink book to be launched

A new book celebrating the 25th anniversary of Manchester Metrolink is to be launched this weekend. Metrolink: The First 25 Years by Mark Ovenden looks at the complete history of the system including the history of the creation of the … Continue reading

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2CC to be used for Altrincham-Bury services on 22nd October

One of the benefits of the Manchester Metrolink’s Second City Crossing (2CC) is to be seen again on Sunday 22nd October with extra services running via the line because of engineering works on Mosley Street.

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1023

Another trip to Manchester for this instalment of Picture in Time with T68 1023 the tram to featured.

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Record number of passengers travelling on Metrolink

More than 40 million journeys a year are now being made on Manchester Metrolink according to the latest figures released by Transport for Greater Manchester. This is an increase of more than four million in the year to September 2017 … Continue reading

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Protestors cause Metrolink disruption

Manchester Metrolink services running through St Peter’s Square were disrupted on Sunday 1st October after protestors decided to sit and stand on the tracks during protests outside the Conservative Party Conference (which was taking place at Manchester Central and the … Continue reading

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