Category Archives: Manchester Metrolink

New body cameras to aid fight against antisocial behaviour on Metrolink

In recent months the amount of antisocial behaviour across the Manchester Metrolink network seems to have increased with numerous incidents of smashed windows and assaults reported in the local media. To try and combat these problems it has been announced … Continue reading

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Poor four weeks for Metrolink

Although the reliability of Manchester Metrolink continues to be on the up the latest figures recently released have shown that punctuality between 1st and 28th April was considerably down from the previous period. There doesn’t seem to be any particular … Continue reading

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Overhead woes on Metrolink

The benefit of having the Second City Crossing on Manchester Metrolink was plain to see on Saturday 12th May when a fault with the overhead close to Victoria meant that the original city crossing (1CC) was closed to city bound … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Car on tracks again causes Metrolink delays

On Saturday 5th May Manchester Metrolink services on the Airport route were disrupted after a car managed to drive along the tracks just to the city side of Sale Water Park on the bridge which crosses the River Mersey. The … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New Just Eat adverts on Metrolink

Having two trams in identical vinyl wrap adverts seems to be in vogue on UK tramways at the moment with Manchester Metrolink joining Stagecoach Supertram in the blub. This time the advertiser is Just Eat – who also advertise on … Continue reading

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Tram and car collide on Eccles line

Manchester Metrolink services to Eccles were disrupted for a time on Tuesday 24th April after a tram and car were involved in a collision close to the stop at Weaste during the morning rush hour. Whilst the incident was dealt … Continue reading

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Power outage causes Metrolink disruption

On Wednesday 18th April there were some changes to Manchester Metrolink services after a non-tram power supply outage affecting the area around Victoria station. The Electricity North West power cut saw services during the morning rush hour affected with Metrolink … Continue reading

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Punctuality and reliability up on Metrolink

No sooner had we reported on the first two sets of performance data from Manchester Metrolink than the next period has been released with both punctuality and reliability on the increase.

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In Pictures: New advert for Metrolink 3069

It seems to have been a while since we last saw a new vinyl wrap livery on Manchester Metrolink but that situation has changed with 3069 recently having an advert for Slater Menswear applied.

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Metrolink SPAD incident at Timperley

Manchester Metrolink services were temporarily suspended between Timperley and Altrincham after a tram passed a signal at danger. The incident happened at approximately 0800 on Monday 9th April and was brought into the public eye after photos were posted on … Continue reading

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Metrolink start to release performance stats

Following the major disruption on Manchester Metrolink earlier this week performance statistics are now starting to be released to show just how well the service is performing. So far two months worth of data has been released – performance period … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1002

The second of the once 26 strong class of T68 trams built for the return of trams to Manchester is the feature of this edition of Picture in Time.

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Tram passengers across England continue to be satisfied

It seems that it doesn’t take long for another survey of passenger satisfaction to come along with the latest results of the Transport Focus survey showing a continued high rating on five tramways: Blackpool Tramway, Manchester Metrolink, Midland Metro, Nottingham … Continue reading

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27 more trams for Metrolink as part on new Congestion Deal

Manchester Metrolink could be set for 27 new trams to help reduce overcrowding on the busiest lines of the network as part of a new “Congestion Deal” announced by Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester. There would also be the … Continue reading

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TfGM appeal for information after spate of ticket machine thefts

Transport for Greater Manchester have released CCTV images after a spate of thefts from Metrolink ticket machines. In the period since January thieves have either broken into or attempted to break into six ticket machines on the Eccles, Airport and … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New Metrolink adverts

It has been a while since we featured a change in adverts for trams on Manchester Metrolink and although there still aren’t any full new adverts to report on a couple of M5000s have recently seen some changes. The trams … Continue reading

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Disruption for three tramways as another week begins

Monday mornings! Never the most popular time of the week as it is but for passengers on three separate UK tramways it was even worse as services were disrupted for a variety of reasons. London Tramlink, Manchester Metrolink and Nottingham … Continue reading

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New tram stop for Metrolink…sort of!

A new tram stop has been built for Manchester Metrolink – or should that be Politanlink?! A new set for the popular ITV soap opera Coronation Street includes a tramstop – for the first time in the lengthy history of … Continue reading

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Trouble on Eccles line after bus and tram collide

Services on Manchester Metrolink’s Eccles line were suspended between MediaCityUK and Eccles shortly after midday on Monday 12th March after a collision between a bus and a tram near to Langworthy tramstop. The tram involved was M5000 3078 with the … Continue reading

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Metrolink Monsters unleashed!

A new campaign to encourage good and deter bad behaviour has been launched on Manchester Metrolink – Metrolink Monsters! The new advertising campaign will appear at stops, adverts inside the trams, across social media and on a special website at … Continue reading

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