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Mayor pledges to take Metrolink to Stockport

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has called on the government to help fast track plans to extend the Manchester Metrolink network to Stockport with a hope that work could start as soon as 2025 with trams running within … Continue reading

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More tram v road vehicle incidents on Metrolink

The past few days have seen further collisions between road vehicles and trams on Manchester Metrolink – both affecting the Ashton-under-Lyne line. The first incident happened on Saturday 18th January shortly before Manchester City kicked off their match against Crystal … Continue reading

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Punctuality rises again on Metrolink

Its that time again when we take a look at the latest performance statistics for Manchester Metrolink. The latest period being reviewed is period 10 which took place between 9th December 2019 and 4th January 2020 and shows an increase … Continue reading

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Man dies after being hit by tram at Shaw & Crompton

A man has died after he was hit by a tram at Shaw & Crompton early on Friday 17th January. The tragic incident happened shortly after 0600 on the Manchester Metrolink Oldham & Rochdale line and an investigation is now … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Metrolink around Oldham Town Centre as power supply problems hit Victoria

On Friday 10th January, power supply problems at Victoria led to service alterations on Manchester Metrolink with no trams able to access the station for a time. At the time British Trams Online contributor, Steve Hyde, was in Oldham Town … Continue reading

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Heaton Park Tramway win Tramway of the Year as Isle of Man also wins big in Tram of the Year

There can be no denying that 2019 was a challenging year for the volunteers at the Heaton Park Tramway with the theft of overhead wires in September bringing a temporary halt to operations but following on from industry help and … Continue reading

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Dinosaurs on a tram!

The new year may only be a mere few days old but we already have our first new vinyl wrap advert of 2020! Manchester Metrolink M5000 3089 is the tram which has received the wrap with the advertiser being Dippy … Continue reading

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More cars manage to find their way onto Metrolink tracks

It may be a new year but you can still expect the usual “cars drive onto tram tracks and delay services”! With its extensive network Manchester Metrolink brings us the most of these incidents and the Christmas and New Year … Continue reading

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Punctuality dips on Metrolink

The latest two sets of Manchester Metrolink performance figures have now been released and they both show a small dip in trams running on time falling from the 90.5% of the previous period we reported on to 90% and then … Continue reading

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Metrolink concessionary travel to change in 2020

Ever since free concessionary bus travel was introduced trams and light rail have been a bit of anomaly. With no central government funding it has been up to local authorities as to whether they want to fund it, with Blackpool … Continue reading

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Livery changes on Metrolink

There have been some more livery changes on Manchester Metrolink with adverts being removed whilst a new advert has also appeared. The tram receiving an advert is 3076 whilst 3047, 3073, 3081, 3093 and 3100 can all now been confirmed … Continue reading

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Cyclist taken to hospital after being hit by tram in Oldham

A 25 year old cyclist had to be taken to hospital on Monday 16th December after he was hit by a tram in Oldham at approximately 1940. The man suffered serious injuries and was taken to Salford Royal Hospital for … Continue reading

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Christmas and New Year services 2019/20

Christmas is a time to spend with your family but what happens if you want to do something a bit different? Well, you could always go for a ride or take some photos of trams around the country couldn’t you?! … Continue reading

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In Pictures: April start planned for Trafford Park line

It seems to be catching – after West Midlands Metro’s “early” opening of the Birmingham Westside extension earlier this month, Manchester Metrolink have now announced their planned early opening of the Trafford Park line. According to an event held on … Continue reading

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Car on the tracks at Northern Moor causes Metrolink delays

Another car managed to find its way onto the Metrolink tracks at Northern Moor on Friday 13th December causing the service on the Airport line to be suspended whilst it was removed. No trams were able to run between Sale … Continue reading

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Trams in Video: Manchester Metrolink – May 2017

We head back around two and a half years ago for today’s video offering as we take a look at Manchester Metrolink at night in May 2017. Starting off at dusk, full darkness soon falls as the trams operate around … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Extensions are the name of the game in this week’s update with a couple of new Photo Galleries added:

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First tram makes it to Trafford Centre

Its another early Christmas present – the very first tram has made it under its own power to the Trafford Centre as testing and commissioning of the Trafford Park line continues. M5000 3018 was the tram which was used on … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have another Photo Gallery added to the site this week:

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A million contactless journeys made on Metrolink

Over one million journeys have been made on Manchester Metrolink using contactless payment, just four months after it became possible. The landmark was reached over the weekend of 16th/17th November, just four months and a day since it was launched … Continue reading

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