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Manchester Metrolink Service Change: Sunday 30th April & Monday 1st May

As part of the work to install two new substations on the Manchester Metrolink network there will changes to services over the May Day Bank holiday weekend with no trams running to Bury. Services will be amended all day on … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Three new Photo Galleries for you this week with photos coming from Crich, Heaton Park and Manchester Metrolink:

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1013

We head back to the archives again today for the latest edition of Picture in Time and we are in 1992 for some early images of Manchester Metrolink with the subject being T68 1013.

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Communications failure disrupts Metrolink

Manchester Metrolink services were disrupted by a communications failure at Trafford on Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th April. The problems were first reported during the evening rush hour on the Tuesday and saw services across the network being affected. The … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink service change: Monday 17th to Thursday 20th April

Maintenance work and tram testing will mean that Metrolink services on the Airport line will only run between Manchester Airport and Firswood between 0300 and 0600 on Monday 17th to Thursday 20th April. A replacement bus will operate from Firswood … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Manchester Metrolink!

Thursday 6th April 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of Manchester Metrolink running its first passenger services. Since the first lines opened to the public the network has gone from strength to strength with recent years seeing major expansion leading to … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink service change: Sunday 9th April

Further track maintenance work in Manchester City Centre will see Metrolink services altered again on Sunday 9th April. This time the work is on the section between Piccadilly Gardens and Piccadilly with a replacement bus service in use in operation.

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In Pictures: Bury to Altrincham services on 2CC

Sunday 2nd April saw the first use of Manchester Metrolink’s Second City Crossing (2CC) for services other than between the East Didsbury and Oldham and Rochdale lines with Bury to Altrincham services diverted to use the line because of essential … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Track machine at Shaw & Crompton

Recently spotted stabled in the bay platform at Shaw & Crompton has been a VolkerRail Tamper Machine. The machine is currently on Metrolink metals for use during regular maintenance work with Manchester Metrolink not actually possessing their own equipment to … Continue reading

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Unusual destinations on Metrolink

With the Second City Crossing now firmly established as part of the Manchester Metrolink network you would think that the system would cease to surprise but on Sunday 26th March planned engineering works and the unsafe building on Drake Street, … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink Service Changes: Sunday 2nd April

There will be track maintenance work affecting Manchester Metrolink services on Sunday 2nd April; this time the work will be in the City Centre and will mean that the first time since the Second City Crossing opened services between Bury … Continue reading

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Two new substations for Metrolink

Two new substations are about to be installed on Manchester Metrolink to provide additional power and resilience across the network and enabling more trams to run. The substations will be built in the Park and Ride sites at Brooklands and … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have another Photo Gallery for you this week as part of our main site update:

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Unsafe building halts Metrolink services in Rochdale

Manchester Metrolink services are unable to travel through Rochdale Town Centre following the discovery of an unsafe building on Drake Street. Cracks were discovered in the building on Friday 17th March and the road was immediately closed to all traffic … Continue reading

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Peter Cushing steps down as Metrolink Director at TfGM

Peter Cushing has formally handed over the leadership and day to day management for Manchester Metrolink to Danny Vaughan after four years in role of Transport for Greater Manchester’s Metrolink Director. Mr Vaughan will be taking up a new role … Continue reading

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East Didsbury service returns to original route – briefly

Services between East Didsbury and Rochdale will be returning to the original route through Manchester City Centre – although not for long! On Sunday 12th March the Manchester Irish Community Parade will take place and it will cross the tracks … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have another couple of Photo Galleries for you this week as part of our update:

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1011

We are heading to Manchester for the next edition of Picture in Time and this time around we are taking a look at T68 1011 back in the first year of the network.

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Metrolink’s Second City Crossing opens

A seven year project to dramatically increase the Manchester Metrolink network is over following the opening of the Second City Crossing (2CC) between St Peter’s Square and Victoria via Cross Street and Exchange Square. Passenger services started on Sunday 26th … Continue reading

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Bad week for Metrolink

It has been another week which has seen several incidents causing delays on Manchester Metrolink with two pedestrians being hit by trams, a Police van collision and a points failure all causing delays for passengers.

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