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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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Work starts on Trafford Park Metrolink extension

Work has commenced on the latest Manchester Metrolink extension with the “first spades” into the ground this week as utility diversion and enabling works get underway. The 3.4 mile line will leave the current Metrolink network just after Pomona travelling … Continue reading

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Drop-in sessions for Metrolink Trafford Park line

A series of drop-in sessions are to be run to allow the public to find out more about the Trafford Park Manchester Metrolink extension ahead of the start of construction this year. The first enabling and utility works are due … Continue reading

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A new year, same old problems

It may be a new year but it has started with the same problems on Manchester Metrolink’s Airport line – a car has driven onto the tracks and become stuck. The first incident of 2017 was recorded on Thursday 5th … Continue reading

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Christmas and New Year services 2016-17

This is your complete one-stop guide to services being operated on all tram and light rail networks in the British Isles over the Christmas and New Year period 2016-17. The differences in services being offered is plain to see from … Continue reading

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Man taken to hospital after being hit by tram

A 45 year old man was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries after he was hit by a tram at Roundthorn Manchester Metrolink stop. Reports suggest that the man was sitting on the edge of the platform when it … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1006

And we are off to Manchester for the latest edition of our archive photo series Picture in Time. The year is 1992 and the star of this feature is T68 1006.

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Advert for M5000 3095

2016 has certainly been the year of the advert on Manchester Metrolink and it hasn’t stopped yet with 3095 becoming the latest to receive a vinyl wrap. This time the advertiser is Raytheon Software Engineers who apparently are now recruiting. … Continue reading

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