Category Archives: Manchester Metrolink

Major disruption for Metrolink after Police incident at St Peter’s Square

All Manchester Metrolink services running through St Peter’s Square (the vast majority of service do of course) were seriously disrupted from the evening of Saturday 27th February until late morning on Sunday 28th February after a major Police incident. According … Continue reading

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Trams in Video: Manchester Metrolink 2008-2012

Today we are off to Manchester for footage of the Metrolink system, mainly taken between 2008 and 2012 plus some extra archive film from 2001. All three classes of tram which ran on Metrolink in this period are featured including … Continue reading

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Livery changes in Manchester and West Midlands Metro

The past few weeks and months have seen a few livery changes on both Manchester Metrolink and West Midlands Metro which we haven’t reported on so let’s remedy that in this article!

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Metrolink disruption after derailment at Deansgte-Castlefield

Services throughout the Manchester Metrolink network were disrupted on Thursday 18th February after a minor derailment at Deansgate-Castlefield. Double unit 3019 and 3059 were the trams involved in the incident which saw the rear bogies of 3019 leaving the tracks … Continue reading

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Third of latest batch of M5000s arrives in Manchester

Saturday 6th February saw the third of the current batch of 27 Bombardier built M5000s arrive at Queen’s Road Depot in Manchester – almost two months since the previous arrival. 3123 made the trip from Germany and will now be … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Manchester Metrolink 3069+3089

In this edition of “Lockdown Walks” we are again taking a look at Manchester Metrolink.

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Lockdown Walks: Manchester Metrolink 3114

We are again heading to Manchester Metrolink for another “Lockdown Walk” today.

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What’s New on British Trams Online – 31st January 2021

It may have felt like one of the longest months ever but January is finally at an end with one final main site update and more photos from the archive:

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Lockdown Walks: Manchester Metrolink 3061

Our “Lockdown Walks” series continues today as we are off to Manchester for another look at the Metrolink system under tier 3 restrictions in late 2020.

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New Metrolink stops to be explored in Transforming Cities Fund 2 proposals

The Mayor of Greater Manchester’s vision for the future of transport in the region – the Our Network plan – is set to move a step further forward with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority being asked to approve the latest … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Manchester Metrolink 3068

Here we are taking another look at a tram on Manchester Metrolink as we continue with our “Lockdown Walks”.

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Punctuality falls as reliability increases on Metrolink

The last we ran one of these stories on Manchester Metrolink performance the headline was “Punctuality up, reliability down” and this time it’s the complete opposite as punctuality has fallen and reliability has gone up! As has often been the … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

There are another couple of Photo Galleries this week – from the past and from now:

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Lockdown Walks: Manchester Metrolink 3030

In this latest “Lockdown Walk” we have nearly made it to the end of the Manchester Airport line.

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Double trams removed from Metrolink Airport line after antisocial behaviour

All double trams have been temporarily removed from the Metrolink line out to the Airport after a spate of antisocial behaviour which were mainly targeting the rear cab of double trams from the platforms. Greater Manchester Police’s Transport Unit and … Continue reading

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Stockport 5, Seaton Tramway and Metrolink 3073 win at the Tram of the Year!

It’s a tram which has so often been the bridesmaid in the British Trams Online Tram of the Year contest but at the fourth time of asking it has finally won the main “Tram (Traditional) of the Year” category – … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Manchester Metrolink 3078

Once again we head to Manchester for another “Lockdown Walk”.

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In Pictures: And it snows in Manchester too!

Not to be outdone by Edinburgh and Sheffield we can also bring you a photo of snow in Manchester! The snow we feature in Manchester comes from a couple of days later, on the very last day of 2020 and … Continue reading

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Still Standing! Oldham Metrolink tracks

Throughout this series so far we have been concentrating on first generation tramway infrastructure which is still standing, but there are also some more recent items which are no longer in use but still remain. And we are going up-to-date … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Manchester Metrolink 3055

We are again heading to Manchester for this latest “Lockdown Walk”.

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