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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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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1015

Another look into the archives takes us to Manchester for a 1992 image from Manchester Metrolink with the tram featured today being T68 1015.

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Normal Manchester Metrolink services resume following terror attack

All Manchester Metrolink services returned to their normal routes from the start of service on Tuesday 30th May – a week after they were prevented from travelling through Victoria after the horrific and senseless terrorist attack on Manchester Arena on … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We are back with a main site update this week and we are in the north west of England for a couple of new Photo Galleries:

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In Pictures: Metrolink 25th Anniversary celebration tram

We’ve mentioned it in passing before but we can now bring you images of the special 25th Anniversary celebration tram currently running on Manchester Metrolink. Appropriately numbered 3092 – with 1992 being the year services first began – has seen … Continue reading

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Metrolink network suspended after communications failure

There was major disruption for travellers on Manchester Metrolink from mid-afternoon on Sunday 14th May following a major communications failure. The problem was first reported at approximately 1530 with the failure meaning that the control room could not communicate with … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink service change: Sunday 14th May

Further engineering works on Manchester Metrolink will see services amended on Sunday 14th May with the Altrincham, East Didsbury and Eccles lines being affected this time around.

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Senseless act condemned as rock thrown through tram window in Manchester

The throwing of objects at trams is not a new phenomenon but on Monday 8th May one of the most serious incidents in recent times occurred with a rock thrown through the cab window of a tram at Derker causing … Continue reading

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Another unsafe building causes Metrolink disruption

Manchester Metrolink services were disrupted for a time during the afternoon of Friday 5th May after the discovery of an unsafe building on Mosely Street, this comes a little over a month since an unsafe building in Rochdale led to … Continue reading

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Temporary road closures to mark start of Trafford Park Metrolink extension work

A series of temporary road closures are about to start as work to extend Manchester Metrolink to the Trafford Centre begins in earnest. Work will include major utility diversion and will enable trams to run in segregated lanes alongside road … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New ad for M5000 3095

The number of non-standard liveries on Manchester Metrolink has declined again of late with only one tram having been carrying a vinyl wrap advert, 3095. This tram was advertising Raytheon Software Engineers in a rather dark livery but this week … Continue reading

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Van and tram collide on Manchester Airport line

A van and a tram have collided on the Manchester Airport line causing disruption to both Manchester Metrolink services and traffic in the area. The collision on Friday 29th April happened close to Shadowmoss stop and images from the scene … Continue reading

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