Category Archives: Manchester Metrolink

Extensions on the agenda for Metrolink?

Since the Trafford Park line opened in March there have been no active extensions of Manchester Metrolink in development but that could all change in the near future with the confirmation of funding for a feasibility study to link Bolton … Continue reading

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Overhead line problems cause problems on Metrolink

An overhead line fault at Chorlton as caused disruption for Metrolink services on Wednesday 25th November with replacement buses having to be used to ferry passengers around the affected area. The fault was first reported around 0900 with engineers sent … Continue reading

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Punctuality up, reliability down on Metrolink

The latest performance report for Manchester Metrolink has been released and as the headline says it shows that punctuality has gone up whilst reliability has fallen. But in both cases they are big changes with Metrolink continuing to perform at … Continue reading

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Manchester welcomes M5000 3121 to the city!

Saturday 14th November saw Manchester Metrolink welcome the first of 27 new trams ordered to increase capacity on the network (at the time because of high passenger numbers although now capacity is needed for different reasons – namely so everyone … Continue reading

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Tram Operations Limited named Operator of the Year at Global Light Rail Awards

Its the Global Award ceremony where most of the winners seem to come from the UK but the winners have again been announced for the annual Global Light Rail Awards with the “big” Operator of the Year prize going to … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink Engineering Works: Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th November

There will be improvement works on Manchester Metrolink on both Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th November which will see the Bury line affected and no trams running between Bury and Whitefield.

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First of the extra 27 M5000s for Metrolink set to arrive this week

Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, has confirmed that the first of the 27 new trams being constructed for extra capacity on the Manchester Metrolink network is set to arrive in the city this week.

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

There are another couple of Photo Galleries added to the site this week, one from the USA in 1974 and the other from Manchester in November 2020:

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Teenager taken to hospital after being hit by tram in Manchester

A 15 year old boy was taken to hospital with a leg injury after he was hit by a tram in Manchester City Centre. The incident happened on Corporation Street (on 2CC) at around 2200 on Saturday 24th October with … Continue reading

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More DfT funding for English light rail systems

It has been announced that up to a further £67.8 million will be made available to tram and light rail systems across England (outside of London) up to the end of March as part of the latest funding package from … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Manchester Metrolink 3114

In this edition we are taking one final look at Manchester Metrolink’s Trafford Park line.

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Lockdown Walks: Manchester Metrolink 3106

And its off to Manchester Metrolink’s Trafford Park line once more as we continue this series which takes a look at trams in service during 2020.

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More Metrolink engineering works on the way

There will be engineering works on Manchester Metrolink on two Sundays in October which will see a change in services on both days. The first set of works (11th October) will affect trams through the City Centre with those on … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Manchester Metrolink 3114

Once more we are heading to Manchester for another 2020 image of a tram in service on the Trafford Park line.

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Lockdown Walks: Manchester Metrolink 3103

Its time, once again, to take a look at a tram running during 2020 with the location on the Trafford Park line of Manchester Metrolink.

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Car on the tracks disrupts Metrolink Airport services

Services to Manchester Airport were disrupted on the evening of Saturday 19th September after a car got stuck on the tracks close to Sale Water Park. The car made a wrong turning at Hardy Lane and continued along the reserved … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Manchester Metrolink 3114

In this latest edition of our series looking at trams operating in 2020 we are again in Manchester with the first in a series of images taken on the Trafford Park extension.

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Metrolink release first performance stats since February

It has been nearly eight months since performance stats were last released on Manchester Metrolink – for pretty obvious reasons! – but KeolisAmey Metrolink have broken cover to publish the latest stats which as well as including details of the … Continue reading

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Metrolink Engineering Work: Saturday 19th September

Essential engineering work on Manchester Metrolink’s Oldham and Rochdale will see a revised service operating on Saturday 19th September. No trams will run between Rochdale Town Centre and Shaw and Crompton all day with this closure area extended to Victoria … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Manchester Metrolink 3036

We head out for another “Lockdown Walk” and it is once again Manchester where we find ourselves.

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