Category Archives: Manchester Metrolink

Altrincham line suspended after van ploughs onto Metrolink

One man suffered serious injuries with another man also injured after a van ploughed through a brick wall close to the Brooklands stop early in the hours of Monday 12th November. Fortunately it happened before Metrolink services were running for … Continue reading

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Early bird tickets to be piloted on Metrolink

A new cheaper early and late ticket is to be launched for travel on Manchester Metrolink in an attempt to help tackle congestion on Greater Manchester’s road. The tickets – which will only be available as a pilot until Christmas … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Talk Talk adverts for M5000s 3040 & 3088

They just keep coming, those vinyl wraps on trams in Manchester! The latest sponsor to advertise on the trams is Talk Talk with not one but two of the M5000 trams receiving new vinyls this week. As usual both trams … Continue reading

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Armed Forces to travel free out of uniform on Metrolink

Transport for Greater Manchester have reaffirmed their Armed Forces Covenant which will allow members of the Armed Forces to travel for free on Metrolink out of uniform. Regular or reserve members can travel for free after 0930 Mondays to Fridays … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New advert for M5000 3007

Another week, another new advert on Manchester Metrolink. This time around the tram chosen is 3007 with the advertiser being National Geographic’s Mars 2 programme. Images from the series feature on the advert which is – once again – a … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Metrolink 3036’s new vinyls

The vinyl revolution on Manchester Metrolink is showing no signs of slowing down with the latest tram to receive some being 3036. This is not a full vinyl wrap livery a la many of other all over adverts but has … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1019

We’re going black and white for today’s Picture in Time image as we back to year one of Manchester Metrolink – 1992.

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Yet more vinyls in Manchester

It really does get difficult to keep up with all the vinyls applied to trams in Manchester with yet another tram now being treated to a new look recently. This time the tram in question is 3058 which has received … Continue reading

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Performance up again on Metrolink

For the second successive month performance on Manchester Metrolink has increased according to the latest figures released by KeolisAmey Metrolink. Both Punctuality and Reliability were up and in both cases these are the highest figures for this operating year. In … Continue reading

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Stone throwing children apologise to tram drivers

Five children – all aged 10 – who threw stones at trams in Manchester have recently attended Queen’s Road Depot to find out about the impact of their actions and to apologise to the tram drivers affected. This meeting – … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New adverts on Manchester Metrolink

It seems that new adverts on Manchester Metrolink often come in multiples and that is certainly the case again. Last week we reported on the application of a new advert for Easy Jet on 3052 and now 3114 has entered … Continue reading

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Luas & Edinburgh Trams win the main award at Global Light Rail Awards again

Transdev Dublin Light Rail – operators of Luas – and Edinburgh Trams have been named joint Operators of the Year at the Global Light Rail Awards. The annual award ceremony took place in London on 3rd October and as always … Continue reading

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Easy Jet advert debuts in Manchester

After a period without any new adverts on Manchester Metrolink 3052 has been unveiled in new vinyls for Easy Jet. Featuring the Easy Jet house colour of orange the tram also features an image of a swimming pool urging people … Continue reading

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Arrest made over Metrolink ticket machine tampering

A 57 year old man had been arrested – and remains under investigation, although released – on suspicion of theft after he was discovered tampering with a ticket machine on Manchester Metrolink.

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In Pictures: Metrolink Trafford Park line construction progress

Work on constructing the Manchester Metrolink extension to Trafford Park is continuing at a good pace with various worksites along the length of the line. We reported earlier this month on the installation of a bridge across the Bridgewater Canal … Continue reading

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Metrolink performance increases

The latest set of performance figures from Manchester Metrolink have shown an increase in both punctuality and reliability. In the case of punctuality it is the highest figure since these states started to be released at the start of the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Rainbow fades on Metrolink

With the annual Pride event now just a memory in Manchester the two trams which became Rainbow Trams – 3028 and 3071 – are back in standard fleet livery. However, not everything had been put back to how it was … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Cherry Picker causes issues at Market Street

A cherry picker was carrying out maintenance work at the Debenham’s store in Manchester’s Market Street when it caused the pavement to partially collapse causing the footpath adjacent to the Metrolink line to be blocked on Monday 10th September. This … Continue reading

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RAIB release reports into two door trap incidents

Two recent incidents of passengers and objects become stuck in tram doors have led the RAIB to release two separate reports over the past few days – one in Nottingham a full blown report whilst the other, in Manchester, leading … Continue reading

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In Pictures: MediaCityUK service extended to Ashton as part of trial

Always looking to improve the service, Manchester Metrolink have recently extended the MediaCityUK to Etihad Campus service through to Ashton-under-Lyne to as part of a trial to give a six minute headway between Harbour City and Ashton. Two such trial … Continue reading

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