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Manchester Metrolink service change: Sunday 27th August

Sunday 27th August will see changes to Manchester Metrolink services before 0800 because of Network Rail works to upgrade the Manchester to Stalybridge via Victoria line. The Bury, Oldham and Rochdale and East Didsbury lines will all be affected.

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Three tram systems in one day completed for charity

On Thursday 20th July Chris Holmes, Metrolink Asset Management Technical Assistant at Transport for Greater Manchester, completed a challenge of travelling across three tram systems in England in one day – all in the name of charity. Starting on Metrolink … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink Engineering Work: Sunday 30th July

Engineering works on Aytoun Street in Manchester City Centre will mean that a revised service will run on Manchester Metrolink on Sunday 30th July with no trams running between Piccadilly and Piccadilly Gardens throughout the day.

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Collisions in Manchester and Birmingham

The past week has seen a couple of collisions involving trams with Manchester Metrolink and Midland Metro the affected systems this time around.

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Communications fault causes complete Metrolink suspension

Saturday 22nd July was a day to forget for Manchester Metrolink with the entire network suspended on two separate occasions owing to a communications fault. The first suspension was short lived but the second time around it saw the end … Continue reading

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New operator starts on Metrolink

There has been a changing of the guard at Manchester Metrolink with KeolisAmey Metrolink (KAM) officially taking over from RATP Dev Metrolink as the new operator of the UK’s largest tram network. The new contract will run for up to … Continue reading

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Utility diversion works under way on Trafford Park line

Those of you who looked at last week’s Photo Galleries would have seen some photos from the Trafford Park extension of Manchester Metrolink where the first work has now started on construction. This first stage is the diversion of various … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We return with a main site update this week with another couple of new Photo Galleries:

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1016

Another visit to Manchester is on the cards for the latest instalment of Picture in Time and we feature another of the T68s in the early days of the system.

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TfGM seek views on Metrolink fare rises

It’s a subject which isn’t exactly going to get regular travellers on Manchester Metrolink jumping up and down with joy but fares on the network are set to rise from January 2018 – although by how much hasn’t been decided … Continue reading

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Record passengers carried on UK tramways once again

It’s been a day of statistics with the Department for Transport releasing their annual light rail and tram statistic for 2016/17. The figures have shown the now inevitable increase in passenger numbers with all tramways in England enjoying increased passenger … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink service change: Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th June

There will be changes to the service pattern on Manchester Metrolink over the weekend of 24th and 25th June to allow for further work to take place as part of the improvement package which is seeing two new substations installed … Continue reading

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Trams lead the way for passenger satisfaction in the UK

It seems that if you want to satisfied about your morning commute the only way to travel is by tram! The latest Passenger Focus survey has shown that on average across the UK (except for on London Tramlink) passengers have … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Metrolink 3022’s special livery

Last week we reported on Manchester Metrolink 3022 being named Spirit of Manchester and receiving a special livery featuring the worker bee which has become a symbol of the city since the tragic terrorist attack at Manchester Arena. With thanks … Continue reading

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2CC wins an award

Manchester Metrolink’s Second City Crossing has walked away with its first award – less than six months after opening. The line won the Transport Policy, Planning & Implementation award at the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport ‘North West Region … Continue reading

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Man dies after incident at Victoria

A man has died at Manchester Metrolink’s Victoria stop following an incident where he was allegedly pushed in front a tram. Philip Carter, 30, died after the incident on Sunday 11th June. Charrissa Loren Brown-Wellington, 31, appeared in court this … Continue reading

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Pop stars take over trams for BBC Music Day

Passengers on some of the UK’s light rail systems may have been surprised to hear some familiar voices in an unlikely setting on Thursday 15th June, as part of the celebrations for BBC Music Day. One of the more unusual … Continue reading

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Heaton Park recognise 25 years of Metrolink

An important milestone in British tramway history which seems to have gone largely unnoticed, is the 25th anniversary of Metrolink – the first second generation tramway in the UK. However, the Manchester Transport Museum Society have decided to hold a … Continue reading

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Metrolink celebrate “The Spirit of Manchester” with special tram

Manchester Metrolink have unveiled a special tram paying tribute to the unique spirit of Manchester following the Manchester Arena attack. M5000 3022 has been named “Spirit of Manchester” and has a new livery design inspired by the worker bee, which … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 3063 receives advert

The latest tram in Manchester to receive an advertising livery is 3063 which has been seen carrying vinyls for Aperol Spritz, which is apparently the most widespread and commonly aperitif drunk in Italy. The livery, featuring contravision on all passenger … Continue reading

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