Category Archives: Manchester Metrolink

Enlarged Radcliffe Park and Ride site reopens

Radcliffe on Manchester Metrolink’s Bury line is now home to a new enlarged Park and Ride site after work to increase the size was completed. The site – which now includes an extra 111 spaces – reopened from Monday 16th … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Metrolink 3066 receives new advert

The longest advertising contract on Manchester Metrolink has come to an end with 3066 losing its long-standing vinyls for the Clean Air Manchester campaign. But its not a return to fleet livery for the tram as those vinyls have been … Continue reading

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In Pictures: One tram arrives and another enters service in Manchester

Its been another busy few days on Manchester Metrolink with another M5000 being delivered to Queens Road Depot whilst another enters service on the network. This time it is 3141 which has arrived with 3139 the latest to enter service … Continue reading

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Overhead line problems on Metrolink

Metrolink services on the Bury and Rochdale lines were disrupted from late on Thursday 5th May until mid-morning on Friday 6th May because of an overhead line problems at Irk Valley. No trams ran on the Bury line whilst services … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New notices warn against tram surfing

It may not be a new phenomenon but tram surfing has again been proving an issue in Manchester and in order to try and combat the problem trams on Metrolink have started to receive new warning notices. The small notices … Continue reading

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In Pictures: The next tram is for Broadway

For a large period of April there have been no Manchester Metrolink service running to Eccles with rail replacement works taking place. Works started on Monday 4th April and initially saw all trams from Ashton-under-Lyne terminating at MediaCityUK with buses … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 3140 arrives in Manchester (and we see 3088’s advert too!)

140 down, seven to go! Manchester Metrolink’s 140th M5000 was delivered to Queens Road Depot on Saturday 30th April (back into its usual slot after the last arrival turned up midweek) with 3140 making the well-trodden trip across from Germany … Continue reading

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Out and About: Trams diverted in Manchester

For a week in late March all trams through Manchester City Centre were diverted via 2CC with the original city crossing closed to allow for rail replacement works to take place. In this edition of “Out and About” we take … Continue reading

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Metrolink 3088 receives new advert

You wait ages for a new advert to be applied to a tram in Manchester and then a second one comes along soon after! The latest tram to receive a wrap is 3088 which is now advertising Charlotte Tilbury. As … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 3030’s new Pension Bee advert

We brought you the news a few days ago about the new advert on Manchester Metrolink 3030 and now we bring you a photo of the advert! Now advertising Pension Bee the tram received the vinyl wrap during April 2022 … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 24th April 2022

This week we have photos from Manchester Metrolink and Burton & Ashby 14 at the Statfold Barn Railway:

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Metrolink 3138 into service as 3030 receives a new advert

There have been another couple of changes in the Manchester Metrolink operating fleet recently with another tram entering service as the first new vinyl wrap of 2022 has also been revealed. The trams involved in this update are 3138 and … Continue reading

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Parents urged to check in with their children after string of attacks on Greater Manchester public transport

After a spate of attacks on public transport in Greater Manchester – trams, trains and buses – parents are being urged to check in with their children to make sure they know what they are up to. Rocks, bricks and … Continue reading

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Surprise! Another tram arrives on Metrolink

Monday 11th April saw a bit of a surprise turn up in Manchester as the latest M5000 was delivered – not only coming just over a week since the last delivery but also a rare midweek delivery. 3139 was the … Continue reading

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Busiest Sunday ever for Metrolink!

Over the past couple of years we’ve run numerous stories on low passenger numbers, reduced services and the like as the restrictions of the pandemic hit home so it makes a very nice change to report that Sunday 3rd April … Continue reading

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Good news from Manchester as punctuality and reliability increase

The latest data released by Transport for Greater Manchester has shown that both punctuality and reliability on Manchester Metrolink has increased in the latest quarter. Covering the period 12th December 2021 to 5th March 2022 punctuality has now reached 88.9% … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Metrolink 3138 delivered to Manchester

M5000 enters service to mean everything has run in service again and then the next one arrives seems to be a familiar pattern which has once again been repeated. Coming just a few days after 3137 entered service on the … Continue reading

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Split of final round of pandemic light rail support confirmed

Last month it was confirmed that bus and light rail operators in the UK would be sharing £150 million of additional funding – the last set of pandemic related funding to help services to continue whilst passenger numbers recover. At … Continue reading

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Metrolink 3137 enters service

Thursday 31st March saw Manchester Metrolink’s latest M5000 enter service with 3137 carrying its first passengers. The tram was cleared for service the previous day and was used on the East Didsbury to Rochdale service on its first day.

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Another Eccles line closure for more rail replacement works

There will be no trams between MediaCityUK and Eccles for four weeks in April as the next series of Manchester Metrolink rail replacement works gets underway. The work will see buses replace trams on this section between Monday 4th and … Continue reading

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