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This week on British Trams Online

There are a trio of Photo Galleries now added to the site:

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Fire causes problems for Metrolink

Services on Manchester Metrolink’s Eccles line have been affected by a fire at Ladywell tramstop early on Tuesday 10th September which first saw no trams able to run beyond Weaste and then once the initial fire was sorted nothing was … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New advert for Metrolink 3073

We reported at the start of the week on two adverts now removed from trams in Manchester and now we can bring you news of a new advert with 3073 having recently received vinyls advertising Clarks shoes. This advert is … Continue reading

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In Video: Parallel departures from Victoria

For a few weeks during August and September it was all change at Victoria because of a fault with the points just outside the station. This meant that Manchester Airport trams were having to run onto 2CC and those for … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Trams return to fleet livery in Manchester

Recent weeks have seen a couple of trams lose their vinyl wrap adverts and return to standard fleet livery on the Manchester Metrolink network. Both 3094 (Olivia Burton) and 3116 (Cheshire Oaks Outlet) have seen their advertising contracts come to … Continue reading

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Woman taken to hospital after being hit by tram

A woman in her 20s was taken to hospital with head injuries on Tuesday 3rd September after she was hit by a tram close to the Ashton Moss tramstop on Manchester Metrolink’s Ashton-under-Lyne line. The incident happened at approximately 1500 … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

This week we bring you another couple of Photo Galleries, both from the northwest of England:

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Metrolink performance down in latest figures

The latest four week period of performance figures on Manchester Metrolink are in and it hasn’t been such a good month for the network with a fall in both punctuality and reliability although it still remains a mostly positive story … Continue reading

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Over 170,000 contactless journeys made on Metrolink in first four weeks

It seems that the advent of contactless payments on Manchester Metrolink has been popular with over 170,000 journeys made on the network using the new system within the first four weeks between Monday 15th July and Sunday 11th August. The … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Unusual destinations on Metrolink

We get used to seeing certain destination displays on trams with the same services running day after day but a recent, and ongoing, track problem at Victoria has led to different displays on Manchester Metrolink with services for Manchester Airport … Continue reading

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Fault at Victoria leads to Metrolink service changes

There have been some unusual journeys on Manchester Metrolink over the past few days with an undefined “track fault” at Victoria leading to service changes. The problems started on Monday 12th August and have been continuing since with the Manchester … Continue reading

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In Pictures: The old order at Trafford Depot

It may be recalled that back in 2014 when the majority of Manchester Metrolink’s T68 and T68A trams departed the area for either scrapping or storage and possible testing at Long Marston there were a handful which didn’t make the … Continue reading

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Metrolink performance increases

The latest set of performance statistics on Manchester Metrolink have been released and they show an increase in punctuality and reliability with 92.1% of trams considered on time and 99.4% of planned miles having operated in the period between 26th … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More progress at Crumpsall

The weekend of 3rd and 4th August saw another blockade on Manchester Metrolink’s Bury line with more work taking place at Crumpsall in connection with the additional platform being constructed to allow trams from the Trafford Park line to terminate … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

After a week off the main site update is back with another couple of Photo Galleries:

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Shudehill and Cornbrook stops to close for improvement works

This summer will see two busy Manchester Metrolink stops close temporarily to allow for works in improving passenger facilities to take place. The works will take place at both Shudehill and Cornbrook over the summer which will necessitate the closure … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Vodafone gets fifth advert in Manchester

Whilst in Edinburgh the mobile signal has lessened in recent days with an advert for EE being removed on 275 it is the opposite case in Manchester where 3096 has just been unveiled in a new ad for Vodafone – … Continue reading

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Delays for Metrolink after tram failure

There were delays for Manchester Metrolink during the afternoon rush hour on Friday 26th July after a tram failed at Deansgate-Castlefield. The problem was down to an issue with the “pantograph connecting to the overhead line” which meant no trams … Continue reading

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Deansgate-Castlefield and 2CC praised for their sustainability

More awards for Manchester Metrolink, this time the sustainability of the new(ish) stop at Deansgate-Castlefield and also the Second City Crossing (2CC). The assessment into the sustainability of both has been undertaken over several years and both were rated as … Continue reading

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Man dies after being hit by a tram

A man in his 30s has died after being hit by a tram in West Didsbury. The tragic incident happened on Tuesday 23rd July at around 2225 close to the Burton Road tramstop with the man being pronounced dead at … Continue reading

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