Category Archives: Manchester Metrolink

In Pictures: Tram on a ferry!

No, its not a low budget remake of the Hollywood blockbuster Snakes on a Plane! As we have reported extensively over the past few months the new batch of M5000 trams for use on Manchester Metrolink are being delivered at … Continue reading

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Storm Arwen causes major disruption across the north of the UK

The first major weather related disruption of the autumn/winter 2021/2 period has now happened with Storm Arwen causing major issues for several light rail and tram systems in the north of the UK – the Tyne and Wear Metro seeing … Continue reading

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Metrolink 3133 enters service

And then there were none! No M5000s currently in Manchester which have yet to enter service that it is with 3133 carrying passengers for the first time on Wednesday 24th November. The tram was allocated to the Bury to Piccadilly … Continue reading

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3132 enters service on Manchester Metrolink

The 132nd M5000 on Manchester Metrolink has now entered service on the network with 3132 now part of the operational fleet for the first time. The tram carries the standard fleet livery and was first spotted in service on Saturday … Continue reading

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Trams &: Manchester Metrolink 1011 & bus

In this latest instalment of “Trams &” we are heading back in time to the early days of Manchester Metrolink when we take a look at one of the T68s along with a bus.

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Another night of TravelSafe action on Metrolink’s Bury line

Metrolink staff and Greater Manchester Police officers were joined by local councillors on Wednesday 3rd November for another TravelSafe Partnership operation on the Bury line to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour to give passengers the confidence to travel safely.

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Metrolink services to change for Remembrance Sunday events

Metrolink services through Manchester City Centre on Sunday 14th November will be amended from the start of service until approximately 1230 to allow for the Remembrance Sunday events to take place with no interruption. No trams will run via Exchange … Continue reading

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Metrolink passenger numbers hit 70% of pre-pandemic levels

The recovery of passenger numbers on Manchester Metrolink has continued over the past few months with the latest figures showing that it has now reached over 70% of pre-pandemic levels. With much of the recovery being seen in the leisure … Continue reading

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3016 derails in Rochdale

Manchester Metrolink services in Rochdale Town Centre were disrupted from the evening of Friday 5th November after M5000 3016 derailed on the points leading to and from the terminus. As a result no services were able to run between Rochdale … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Metrolink 3133 delivered to Manchester

The deliveries of Manchester Metrolink’s M5000s seems to have settled into a regular pattern now with the latest example – 3133 – arrived at Queens Road Depot three weeks after the last on Saturday 6th November.

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TravelSafe targeted operation on Metrolink Bury line to reassure passengers

The end of October saw a targeted operation on Manchester Metrolink’s Bury line to help tackle crime and anti-social behaviour on the network and to increase passenger confidence following a number of high-profile incidents in recent weeks. Staff from the … Continue reading

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Man hit by tram in Manchester City Centre

A 43 year old man was taken to hospital with injuries after being hit by a tram in Manchester City Centre on Wednesday 3rd November. He was hit by the tram in Piccadilly Gardens at approximately 0735 with his injuries … Continue reading

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Manchester, South Yorkshire and West Midlands get cash boost in budget

In a pre-announcement from next week’s budget, it has been confirmed that several city regions in England are to receive billions of pounds to help improve public transport – including investment in trams and light rail. The funding package will … Continue reading

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Metrolink Engineering Works: October & November

There are more engineering works due to take place on the Manchester Metrolink network affecting services at the end of October and during November. There will be two further sets of work taking place – the Eccles line will be … Continue reading

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Metrolink 3131 enters service

What is about the day after we run an article on Manchester Metrolink’s M5000s saying so-and-so hasn’t entered service yet?! We recently reported on the delivery of 3132 to Queen’s Road Depot on 16th October and said at the time … Continue reading

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Metrolink trams join the Destination: Bee Network Conversation

A public conversation – like a consultation but different! – into the plans for Greater Manchester’s Bee Network which would see a fully integrated transport network in the region by 2024 (buses, trams, cycling and walking) with trains being included … Continue reading

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Metrolink 3132 delivered to Manchester

Another three weeks has passed since the previous delivery at Manchester Metrolink’s Queens Road Depot and so that meant that on Saturday 16th October it was time once more for a lorry to arrive from Bombardier. This time the tram … Continue reading

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Metrolink delays after car makes a wrong turn

There were delays to Manchester Metrolink services on the East Manchester Line to and from Ashton-under-Lyne on Thursday 14th October after a car took a wrong turn and got stuck on the tracks. Obviously not the first time this sort … Continue reading

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Metrolink 3103 collides with car on Eccles line

Manchester Metrolink services between MediaCityUK and Eccles were suspended for a time on the evening of Wednesday 13th October after a collision between a tram and a car close to the stop at Weaste on Eccles New Road.

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Strikes cancelled on Metrolink

The threat of strike action on Manchester Metrolink is over for the foreseeable future after a new two year pay deal was accepted by members of Unite the Union. This brings to an end the pay dispute which had started … Continue reading

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