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This week on British Trams Online

We have another Photo Gallery for you this week as part of our main site update:

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Unsafe building halts Metrolink services in Rochdale

Manchester Metrolink services are unable to travel through Rochdale Town Centre following the discovery of an unsafe building on Drake Street. Cracks were discovered in the building on Friday 17th March and the road was immediately closed to all traffic … Continue reading

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Peter Cushing steps down as Metrolink Director at TfGM

Peter Cushing has formally handed over the leadership and day to day management for Manchester Metrolink to Danny Vaughan after four years in role of Transport for Greater Manchester’s Metrolink Director. Mr Vaughan will be taking up a new role … Continue reading

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East Didsbury service returns to original route – briefly

Services between East Didsbury and Rochdale will be returning to the original route through Manchester City Centre – although not for long! On Sunday 12th March the Manchester Irish Community Parade will take place and it will cross the tracks … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have another couple of Photo Galleries for you this week as part of our update:

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1011

We are heading to Manchester for the next edition of Picture in Time and this time around we are taking a look at T68 1011 back in the first year of the network.

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Metrolink’s Second City Crossing opens

A seven year project to dramatically increase the Manchester Metrolink network is over following the opening of the Second City Crossing (2CC) between St Peter’s Square and Victoria via Cross Street and Exchange Square. Passenger services started on Sunday 26th … Continue reading

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Bad week for Metrolink

It has been another week which has seen several incidents causing delays on Manchester Metrolink with two pedestrians being hit by trams, a Police van collision and a points failure all causing delays for passengers.

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Second City Crossing opening date announced

The latest piece of the Manchester Metrolink jigsaw will be opened to the public on Sunday 26th February – subject to the successful completion of final testing and commissioning. The “transformative” Second City Crossing runs from St Peter’s Square – … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have another small collection of photos for you in this week’s main site update:

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Heaton Park Tramways receives a delivery from Metrolink

The Heaton Park Tramway – the UK’s one truly preserved tramway and described in a recent press release as Manchester’s second tramway (although you could suggest Metrolink is Manchester’s second tramway!) – have recently received a new delivery from Manchester … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 3116 back in service on Metrolink

A few days ago we brought you the news that Manchester Metrolink 3116’s had finally returned to service some five months after it last turned a wheel in anger. Further to that story it can now be confirmed that the … Continue reading

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M5000 3116 returns to service

Having last operated in July 2016 Manchester Metrolink M5000 3116 has now returned to service following attention in the works. Following successful tests the tram returned to service this week being initially used on the Exchange Square to Rochdale Town … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We head to Manchester for a small selection of photos this week:

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Weather causes delays for Metrolink and NET

Both Manchester Metrolink and Nottingham Express Transit have suffered service delays in the past week with the blame in both cases being put down to ice on the wires. For Metrolink the problems happened on Tuesday 24th January with freezing … Continue reading

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Testing continues on Second City Crossing

Opening of Manchester Metrolink’s Second City Crossing (2CC) continues to move closer with another round of successful testing taking place over the weekend. Nine trams were out on the line on Sunday 22nd January with Cllrs Andrew Fender and Pat … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1008

Two more images from Manchester Metrolink for today’s Picture in Time with the T68 featured in this edition being 1008 with both photos dating from 27th April 1992.

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get me there set to be rolled out across Metrolink from the summer

Greater Manchester’s answer to Oyster is set to be fully rolled out across Manchester Metrolink in the summer which will allow passengers to use a single smart card for all their journeys on any tram or bus in the area. … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Metrolink Second City Crossing testing

Testing on Manchester Metrolink’s Second City Crossing (2CC) has begun again ahead of an opening of the line in “early 2017”. In the early hours of 16th January double M5000 3004+3059 was used on the test runs between Victoria and … Continue reading

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New operator confirmed for Manchester Metrolink

Manchester Metrolink will have a new operator from the summer following the news that KeolisAmey will take over the contract from RATP Dev in July. The decision has been taken to change operators after a competitive process led by TfGM … Continue reading

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