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M5000 3006 reaches one million not out!

How hard working the trams on Manchester Metrolink are has been brought into the public eye with the news that 3006 has become the very first of the M5000 trams to reach one million kilometres. The tram first carried passengers … Continue reading

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“Tram surfing” back in the news

It’s a story almost as old as trams have been about but “tram surfing” is once again in the news with several images appearing of youths “surfing” on the back of trams in Manchester leading to TfGM issuing a warning … Continue reading

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Punctuality up, reliability down on Metrolink

The latest performance statistics of Manchester Metrolink have been released ad whilst the figures remain fairly consistent they have shown an increase in punctuality with a small decrease in reliability. These figures relate to two four week periods from 9th … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Metrolink 3075 goes through The Body Shop

Another vinyl wrap advert has been applied on a tram in Manchester with 3075 now advertising The Body Shop – the first new design for a couple of months. As is the norm with adverts on Metrolink the ends of … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Metrolink 3072’s Total Jobs advert

We first reported back in mid-January that Manchester Metrolink 3072 had received a new vinyl wrap advert for Total Jobs but hadn’t actually illustrated the new look – until now that is! The advert has a different design on each … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink off the air waves with adverts removed

Two more trams on Manchester Metrolink have returned to fleet livery with the two remaining radio station vinyls being removed in recent weeks. Both 3030 – formerly advertising Capital Radio – and 3043 – ex-Heart FM – have seen their … Continue reading

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Woman hit by tram at Oldham Mumps

A woman, confirmed to be in her 20s by Greater Manchester Police, was injured after being hit by a tram on the approach to Oldham Mumps. The incident happened shortly before 0815 on Wednesday 20th February with the woman suffering … Continue reading

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Metrolink T68 used in training exercise

If you cast your minds back a few years you may remember that when the T68 and T68As were disposed of by Manchester Metrolink one such vehicle was acquired by the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service for use in … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Added this week are some construction images from Manchester Metrolink:

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Car hit by tram on Airport line road crossing

Manchester Metrolink services to the Airport were disrupted for approximately an hour on Tuesday 12th February after a car “strayed onto the tracks” and was hit by a tram close to the stop at Northern Moor. No injuries were reported.

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Man suffers serious injuries after being hit by tram

A man in his 30s suffered severe injuries after he was hit by a tram on Manchester Metrolink on the railway style section between Pomona and Cornbrook on Friday 25th January. The man was hit by tram at around 2330 … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More snow on Metrolink

The white stuff is still sticking around for a little while longer it seems and although it is nowhere as bad as 2018’s “Beast from the East” it has still made for interesting photographic opportunities on the Manchester Metrolink network. … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Snow hits Manchester – and overhead support wire breaks

The first real snowfall of this winter has hit Manchester with services suffering delays throughout the day – not helped by an overhead support wire snapping close to Victoria meaning that all services through the city centre have had to … Continue reading

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Transport Secretary backs Metrolink expansion – in words anyway

Chris Grayling, the much criticised Transport Secretary, has backed plans to expand Manchester Metrolink (as revealed as part of the Mayor of Greater Manchester’s recent long-term transport strategy) in a visit to the region. A share commitment between the Department … Continue reading

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Ten trams an hour for Ashton

As reported late last year the tram service through to Ashton-under-Lyne will be doubled from Monday 28th January with the extension of the MediaCityUK to Etihad Campus service throughout the day. Trams will now run every six minutes to Ashton … Continue reading

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Can you help? Photographic locations on Manchester Metrolink

Regular contributor to British Trams Online, Edward M Koehler is a self confessed British Tram fan, which makes life difficult when it lives across the other side of the Atlantic in America! But later this year Edward will be paying … Continue reading

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Back to fleet livery for two more trams on Metrolink

So far in 2019 it has been a case of more trams returning to fleet livery in Manchester than those receiving new vinyl wraps with another two now noted running in standard Yellow and Silver. The two trams are 3007 … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Update on Crumpsall works

When trams start to run on the Trafford Park extension in 2020 they will be operating a service through Manchester City Centre to Crumpsall giving additional capacity on the Bury line. To this end a third platform and track will … Continue reading

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Eccles line suspension after overhead problems

Manchester Metrolink services on the Eccles line were suspended for several hours on Thursday 17th January after a problem with the overhead caused a pantograph to smash. The incident happened close to the stop at Broadway around 1230 with the … Continue reading

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First new advert of 2019 in Manchester

It didn’t take long did it? The first new vinyl wrap advert on Manchester Metrolink of 2019 has appeared with 3072 receiving its very first advertising livery with the sponsor being Totaljobs. Once again extensive contravision does feature on the … Continue reading

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