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Performance up on Metrolink

After a couple of periods where performance had been on a small decrease there is more positive news to report on Manchester Metrolink where it has now increased in the latest period which ran between 15th September and 12th October.

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In Pictures: The rainbow fades on Metrolink

Each year at the end of August Manchester Metrolink decorate some of their trams to celebrate the city’s Pride event under the banner of #RainbowTram. But now as we are in November the rainbow has faded (in truth it failed … Continue reading

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First tram runs on Trafford Park line

Initial testing has new commenced on Manchester Metrolink’s Trafford Park line with the first trams running between Pomona and Warren Bruce Road overnight on Sunday 10th November. This marks the start of extensive commissioning, testing and driver training which will … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Metrolink stops get a makeover – Shudehill

We’ve already seen the ongoing work at Cornbrook as that key interchange stop gets a makeover but one stop which has already seen the conclusion of its own refurbishment project is Shudehill. Located between Victoria and Market Street on Manchester … Continue reading

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Woman hit by tram at Robinswood Road

A woman in her 20s was taken to hospital with head injuries after she was hit by a tram close to the tramstop at Robinswood Road on the Manchester Metrolink line to the Airport on Thursday 7th November shortly before … Continue reading

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Extra trams to run on Metrolink in lead up to Christmas

For a month in the lead up to Christmas this year there will be extra services running on Manchester Metrolink with trams running later on certain routes giving a 6 minute frequency later than usual whilst Fridays and Saturdays will … Continue reading

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Metrolink Trafford Park line comes towards a conclusion

The next extension due to open on Manchester Metrolink – scheduled for the first half of 2020 – to the Trafford Centre has achieved a couple more significant milestones recently including the final concrete pouring and the full reopening of … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Metrolink stops get a makeover – Cornbrook

Over the late summer and early autumn period Manchester Metrolink have been working on the refurbishment of a couple of key stops on the network with the aim of improving the overall waiting environment for passengers. One of these stops … Continue reading

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Advert changes in Manchester

Its been a few weeks but there has suddenly been an influx of livery changes in Manchester Metrolink with two new advert liveries unveiled whilst a further three trams have lost their advertising vinyls. New advertisers are Pretty Little Thing.com … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Work completed at Crumpsall

The first stage of work ahead of the start of services on the Metrolink Trafford Park line is now completed with the revamped stop at Crumpsall now fully open – this includes the addition of a new platform face and … Continue reading

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New Metrolink trams set to be delayed

27 new Bombardier built M5000 trams ordered to increase capacity across the Manchester Metrolink are to be delayed because of issues in the supply chain meaning Bombardier will fall behind their construction schedule. The first of trams were originally due … Continue reading

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Passengers and crime up as Metrolink release their annual report

Manchester Metrolink has never been so popular according to figures released in the system’s annual report, recently provided to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority Transport Committee. Slightly over 45 million passengers were recorded between August 2018 and August 2019 – … Continue reading

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Very small decline in Metrolink punctuality

It is that time again to take a quick look at Manchester Metrolink performance with the statistics for 18th August to 14th September now released. This time around there has been a decline in punctuality (although only be 0.1%) whilst … Continue reading

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Docklands Light Railway scoops Operator of the Year at the Light Rail Awards

The annual Global Light Rail Awards took place in London on 2nd October 2019 with the Docklands Light Railway – or more specifically Keolis Amey Docklands – being named as Operator of the Year with other award winners coming from … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Metrolink 3061 receives Babyliss advert

The uninspiring advert designs on Manchester Metrolink continue – 3061 has received an ad for Babyliss with a grey/white base colour, not too dissimilar to the standard Metrolink colours! The advert was first noted in service in late September and … Continue reading

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TfGM and KAM step in to help Heaton Park

It has been said that in adversity you see who your friends are and that is exactly the situation for the Heaton Park Tramway. As we reported last week the tramway had been hit by theft of overhead wire which … Continue reading

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Punctuality and reliability down on Metrolink again

The Manchester Metrolink performance figures for the four weeks between 21st July and 17th August are out and for the second successive period there has been a small decrease in both punctuality and reliability across the network.

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In Pictures: Cornbrook receives a makeover

As part of the continued improvement of the Manchester Metrolink some of the busier stops are enjoying a makeover with Shudehill having already gone through this work. Attention has now turned towards the important interchange at Cornbrook which, because of … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Trafford Park line wiring connected at Pomona

Another important milestone was reached for the Trafford Park line on Manchester’s Metrolink network was achieved over the weekend of 20th and 21st September with the wiring between the line and the current route to Eccles at Pomona connected. This … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

There are a trio of Photo Galleries now added to the site:

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