Category Archives: Manchester Metrolink

Coming soon: Approved extensions across the British Isles

Can’t keep up with which extensions have been approved and either about to start or have started construction or are just ideas and may happen in the future? Well, if you are worry no more as if here is you … Continue reading

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Happy 10th birthday to the M5000!

13th July 2009 saw the delivery of the first of a new class of trams for Manchester Metrolink with Bombardier built M5000 3001 arriving at Queen’s Road Depot. At this time the M5000s were only been ordered to add to … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Crumpsall gets TMS equipment ready for Trafford Park service

The Manchester Metrolink Bury line was closed in its entirety on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July with the main purpose seeing the installation of the majority of the TMS (that’s Tram Management System not Test Match Special!) equipment needed … Continue reading

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Another collision in Manchester

There was another instance of service disruption on Manchester Metrolink after a car was involved in a collision with a tram on the Airport line. This collision happened on the evening of Saturday 6th July at approximately 2000 close to … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Another pair of photo galleries have been added to the site today:

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Contactless is coming to Metrolink

From Monday 15th July passengers travelling on Manchester Metrolink will be able to just tap in and out using their contactless card as a step towards Mayor of Manchester Andy Burnham’s “Our Network” plan for a fully integrated, modern and … Continue reading

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Performance remains consistent once more on Metrolink

Consistency is a good trait to have and that is exactly what the performance on Manchester Metrolink is currently exhibiting, at least according to the latest stats released for the four weeks between 28th April and 25th May. Whilst both … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Not quite all yellow for 3099 after all!

The thing with all over adverts is often you get a different design on each side as we have seen time after time and sometimes it can catch you out when you see one side and presume the other side … Continue reading

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Greater Manchester Our Network launched – but is there anything new for Metrolink?

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has launched a ten year plan to create an “integrated, modern and accessible public transport system” in the region. Under the umbrella “Our Network” Mr Burnham wants to see a London-style integrated transport … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 3099 goes all yellow for new advert

We are used to Manchester Metrolink trams being yellow but this has been take a step further with the new advert applied to 3099 for Gymshark as apart from the writing for the sponsor(and the doors) it is now all … Continue reading

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English Light Rail journeys on the up again

After last year’s blip, when there was a small decrease in light rail journeys in England, the latest figures have shown that once again there has been an increase with a grand total of 272.4 million journeys recorded on the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New advert for Metrolink 3066

Manchester Metrolink M5000 3066 has received a new advert livery with a pleasing on the eye design for the Clean Air Greater Manchester campaign. Featuring a sky blue base the colour seems to go nicely with the standard fleet livery … Continue reading

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Investigation launched into Metrolink near miss

The RAIB have announced that they are investigating an incident on Manchester Metrolink which saw a tram pass a signal showing a stop aspect at Deansgate-Castlefield in front of another tram which had been given permission to proceed. Thanks to … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New platform at Crumpsall starts to receive track

Crumpsall may seem some distance from the new Trafford Park extension of Manchester Metrolink but with trams from the Trafford Centre set to run via Manchester City Centre to this stop on the Bury line it is very much at … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have photos from Manchester Metrolink this week:

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Metrolink punctuality remains consistent

Punctuality and reliability on Manchester Metrolink has remained consistent as the latest performance figures are released. These statistics relate to period one of the 2019/20 year and are between 1st and 27th April with 91.5% of all trams departing less … Continue reading

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More Metrolink delays after car collisions

It has been another week of cars colliding with trams on Manchester Metrolink with two incidents at either end of the week seeing delays to the service. Incidents happened on Monday 27th May in the city centre and Friday 31st … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have a double helping of Photo Galleries for you this week – both coming from the northwest of England:

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In Pictures: Pomona Spring Bank Holiday weekend works

Our presumption that the closure of the Eccles line over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend would see the Eccles line and the extension to Trafford Park connected has proven to be incorrect as nothing of the sort happened! The line … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 3116 receives advert for Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet

The latest vinyl wrap advert to be applied to a tram in Manchester is for the Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet and is now featured on 3116. A grey design it does feature contravision on many of the windows although only … Continue reading

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