Category Archives: Manchester Metrolink

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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Bury line goes over to Line of Sight operation

Manchester Metrolink’s Bury line has become the latest section of the network to be fully converted to TMS control with the final section between Whitefield and Bury Interchange moving over on Monday 24th August.

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Lockdown Walks: Manchester Metrolink 3034

Our latest entry into our “Lockdown Walks” photographic series comes from Manchester Metrolink.

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In Pictures: New Ashton Interchange opens

As expected Sunday 30th August saw the opening of the new interchange at Ashton-under-Lyne. This new multi-million pound facility now provides a seamless interchange between Manchester Metrolink and local bus services with plenty of covered accommodation for passengers as they … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Manchester Metrolink 3113

Let’s get out and about again in 2020 with another “Lockdown Walk”!

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New Ashton Interchange to open 30th August

Passengers travelling on Manchester Metrolink will be able to enjoy far easier interchange with buses at Ashton-under-Lyne from Sunday 30th August with the new Interchange due to open for 90% of bus services. The £32.7 million has been built to … Continue reading

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Covid-19 service update – operating systems

It’s been around two months since we last brought you a summary of the service being run on the tram and light rail systems of the British Isles – so its about time we gave a handy update all in … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Manchester Metrolink 3031

Chorlton on Manchester Metrolink’s lines to East Didsbury and Manchester Airport is again the location as we head out on another “Lockdown Walk”.

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Metrolink to tweak timetable again

Monday 24th August will see another change to services on Manchester Metrolink with a slight tweak to the timetable, mainly affecting Saturdays and Sundays with the latter increasing from a 20 minute frequency to a 15 minute frequency.

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Tram driver “lost awareness” as he passed through stop signal at Deansgate-Castlefield – RAIB

The RAIB have issued a warning to the UK tram industry following the publication of their latest report into an incident which saw a tram driver on Manchester Metrolink fail to stop at Deansgate-Castlefield and then proceeded to pass through … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Manchester Metrolink 3087

It is the turn of Manchester again for this latest “Lockdown Walk”.

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Lockdown Walks: Manchester Metrolink 3091+3073

We head back to Manchester for this latest “Lockdown Walk” with another view of trams in action on Metrolink.

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

This week we have another collection of photos from the archives:

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More funding confirmed for light rail in England

Five tram and light rail systems in England outside of London (both the Docklands Light Railway and London Tramlink are covered by the Transport for London funding package) are to receive funding of up to £37.4 million over the next … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink Engineering Works: Saturday 8th to Sunday 16th August

There will be changes to Manchester Metrolink services through Manchester City Centre for a nine day period in August as 1CC will be closed to allow for essential track repair works. No trams will be able to serve either Shudehill … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New Metrolink Park and Ride site on Trafford Park line

In this age of integrated transport and the move towards encouraging people to use public transport as much as possible (except when there’s a massive global pandemic of course!), a number of tramways have Park and Ride sites built close … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

It is another two gallery for you this week as we head back to the USA and Manchester:

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