Category Archives: Manchester Metrolink

Eccles line suspension after overhead problems

Manchester Metrolink services on the Eccles line were suspended for several hours on Thursday 17th January after a problem with the overhead caused a pantograph to smash. The incident happened close to the stop at Broadway around 1230 with the … Continue reading

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First new advert of 2019 in Manchester

It didn’t take long did it? The first new vinyl wrap advert on Manchester Metrolink of 2019 has appeared with 3072 receiving its very first advertising livery with the sponsor being Totaljobs. Once again extensive contravision does feature on the … Continue reading

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Men jailed over Metrolink ticket machine thefts

Three men have been jailed for a total of over 10 years for their part in thefts from ticket machines on Manchester Metrolink at the end of 2017. 25 machines were broken into on six separate occasions with more than … Continue reading

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Ambitious plans for major expansion of tram and tram-train in Greater Manchester

This week has seen the release of Greater Manchester’s ambitious plans for the “city-region’s” future and tucked amongst the various documents is major plans to improve transport in the area. This will include further Metrolink extensions and also the start … Continue reading

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Metrolink punctuality goes up then down

We’re a little bit behind reporting on Manchester Metrolink’s performance statistics with the latest two reports now out with these two periods covering the time between 14th October and 8th December. In these periods there was a slight improvement in … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Trafford Park extension works continue

Work remains ongoing on the Manchester Metrolink Trafford Park extension with track now in place in several locations along the 5.5km line which will leave the current Eccles branch shortly after Pomona. Six new stops will be constructed on the … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Our final main site update of 2018 brings another couple of Photo Galleries:

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Christmas and New Year services 2018/19

The Turkey gets boring, you’re fed up with yet more repeats on the television and being confined to barracks with the family is starting to get a bit irritating – but what are you going to do? How about going … Continue reading

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Problems for Metrolink after damaged pantograph

Manchester Metrolink services on the Bury line were delayed on Wednesday 19th December after a tram suffered a damaged pantograph. The tram involved was 3010 with the damaged pantograph having to be removed at at Shudehill with the power needing … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

There are another two Photo Galleries for you this week; both coming from the northwest of England:

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This week on British Trams Online

A trio of Photo Galleries have been added this week as part of the main site update:

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Metrolink livery update

More livery changes to report of in Manchester with further advert vinyls having been removed but at this point in time we don’t actually have any full new vinyl wrap liveries to report on. 3018 has now lost its advert … Continue reading

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Record breaking month for Metrolink

November has seen the most passengers ever carried in a single month on Manchester Metrolink with almost 4 million passenger journeys recorded over the 30 days. The service may not always be reliable – and there may be stories in … Continue reading

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Punctuality down in latest Metrolink performance stats

The upward trend of Manchester Metrolink punctuality over the past few periods has been reversed with a full percentage point decrease in the latest stats released for the period between 16th September and 13th October. A still creditable 90.4% of … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Christmas comes to M5000 3092

With Christmas now under a month away the Christmas decorations are starting to go up all over and that includes the trams of Manchester Metrolink! We have previously featured 3050 with its decs and another of the M5000s which has … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Flower power for M5000 3014

Its another day and another article on the application of a new vinyl wrap on a tram in Manchester! This time around the tram involved is 3014 which has received a very floral design for American Express and their campaign … Continue reading

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Metrolink stops receive Safer Tram Stop Award

Ten stops across the Manchester Metrolink have been recognised by a special industry standard award over the safety and security of the stops. The Safer Tram Stop Award aims to prevent crime and the fear of crime and provide guidance … Continue reading

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Fleet livery returns for a couple M5000s

Whilst on systems such as Blackpool and Nottingham advert liveries are applied and then remain in place for several years (even after the expiry of their contracts!) the situation on Manchester Metrolink is very different with short-term vinyl wraps not … Continue reading

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Ashton line service frequency set to increase

Passengers travelling between Etihad Campus and Ashton-under-Lyne are set to enjoy an improved service frequency in early 2019 with the extension of the MediaCityUK to Etihad Campus service being made permanent following trials earlier this year. This will see trams … Continue reading

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New monsters on the way at Metrolink

The popular Metrolink Monsters marketing and social media campaign is be relaunched including some new “monsters” ahead of a warning that passengers displaying nuisance behaviour on the trams could be hit with fines of up to £1000. The previous campaign … Continue reading

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