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Now Metrolink drivers balloted over possible strike action

Services on Manchester Metrolink could be set for major disruption with the news that drivers are currently being balloted over potential strike action in a dispute over pay. Despite the fact that talks are still ongoing between KeolisAmey Metrolink (KAM) … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Overhead issue on Metrolink

It’s spreading! Manchester Metrolink has now suffered from an overhead problem with issues with the overhead at St Peter’s Square on the 2CC lines. The problem was first reported around 0700 with repairs completed to allow a normal service to … Continue reading

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Man suffers serious injuries after becoming trapped under tram

A man suffered life threatening injuries after becoming trapped under a tram in Oldham Town Centre in the early hours of Saturday 7th July. The incident happened close to the tramstop at Oldham Central at approximately 0020 with no details … Continue reading

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Safety warning in Manchester over tram surfing incidents

“Tram surfing” – where people hang on the back of trams or in some cases on the couplers between two trams – is an activity which has been popular with youths across the UK for a long time. But after … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We bring you another couple of Photo Galleries this week:

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Car v tram again – this time on Eccles line

There has been another collision between a car and a tram on Manchester Metrolink, this time affecting the Eccles line. The slow speed collision – with no injuries reported – happened close to the stop at Ladywell during the morning … Continue reading

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More cars find their way onto Metrolink tracks

With the crushing inevitably you have come to accept there have been a couple more cars which have found their way onto Metrolink tracks recently, including one which managed to drive onto the tracks at Vicotria – in a position … Continue reading

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27 new M5000s officially ordered for Metrolink

The contract to deliver 27 new M5000s for Manchester Metrolink has been signed to help increase capacity on the network by 15%. The 27 trams are part of a £72 million deal and are set to start arriving in Manchester … Continue reading

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Car and tram collide in Oldham

Services through Oldham were disrupted for a time on Monday 25th June after a collision between a car and a tram. M5000 3035 was the tram involved on King Street close to the stop at Oldham Mumps. Details of the … Continue reading

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English Light Rail journeys suffer small fall for first time in eight years

Over the past few years the number of passengers has been on the increase almost across the board but this overall increase has come to a halt in the latest figures released which have shown 416,000 fewer journeys were made … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More adverts on Metrolink

The magic number of 10 has been reached of vinyl wrap liveries on Manchester Metrolink following the application of an advert for Capital Radio on 3030. Meanwhile the fourth Vodafone advert has been confirmed as being carried on 3100.

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In Pictures: Adverts galore in Manchester!

At the end of last week we reported on how a new deal would see four tram covered in vinyl wraps for Vodafone on Manchester Metrolink but that isn’t all as a new advert has also been revealed for Heart … Continue reading

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Four M5000s to receive adverts for Vodafone

The number of vinyl wraps on Manchester Metrolink is set to reach an all time high with the news that four M5000s are to receive “Vodafone makeovers” as part of the phone company’s appointment as Metrolink’s official Wi-Fi partner.

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In Pictures: 3103’s advert for Hits Radio Manchester

Last week we reported on the latest vinyl wrap in Manchester on 3103 for Hits Radio Manchester and now we bring you an image of the new advert. Using a psychedelic mix of colours and full contravision on all passenger … Continue reading

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Problems continue with vandalism on Rochdale line

Services on the Oldham and Rochdale line were temporarily suspended on Thursday 14th June after at least three trams were targeted by local youths throwing stones causing windows to be smashed. The attacks started at around 1830 between Hollinwood and … Continue reading

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RAIB look into passenger trapping incident on Metrolink

The RAIB have announced that they are been investigating an incident on Manchester Metrolink at the end of May which saw a passenger get their hand trapped in a door as a tram pulled away from Bury.

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Free Metrolink travel for Clean Air Day

As part of Clean Air Day on Thursday 21st June passengers travelling on Manchester Metrolink before 0700 and after 1900 will be able to travel without a ticket as part of a drive to encourage people to think about changing … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1004

This instalment of Picture in Time heads to Manchester Metrolink for a photo taken in the early days of Manchester Metrolink.

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Eccles line to close for 13 days from late July

No trams will run to Eccles for 13 days from Saturday 28th July to allow construction work to take place connecting the current line with the Trafford Park extension. This period will also enable other maintenance work to take place … Continue reading

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New advert for Metrolink 3103

The latest vinyl wrap advert to be applied on Manchester Metrolink is for Hits Radio Manchester with 3103 the tram to carry the ad. Hits Radio is the new name for Key 103 and thus becomes the second tram to … Continue reading

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