Category Archives: Manchester Metrolink

In Pictures: Metrolink works at Victoria

This summer has been a busy time for engineering works on Manchester Metrolink. Earlier in the summer there was major work on the Eccles line whilst there has also been work taking place in Manchester City Centre and at Victoria … Continue reading

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Strike dates confirmed for Manchester Metrolink

Manchester Metrolink services look set for severe disruption on four dates in September and October after members of Unite the Union voted in favour of walking out in a dispute over a new pay offer for drivers. Described as “pitiful” … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 12th September 2021

This week’s main site update again brings you two new photo collections with images taken recently on Manchester Metrolink and at the Seaton Tramway:

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In Pictures: Metrolink 3130 arrives in Manchester

After a couple of weeks where there were no new M5000s waiting to enter service on Manchester Metrolink, the latest tram has now been delivered to Queens Road Depot with 3130 turning up in the standard late morning/lunchtime Saturday slot … Continue reading

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Exchange Square to close for improvement works

There will be no trams running via Manchester Metrolink’s Second City Crossing (2CC) for a week from Monday 13th to Sunday 19th September with improvement works taking place at Exchange Square tramstop.

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New weekly capping introduced on Metrolink

Passengers travelling on Manchester Metrolink can now take advantage of weekly capping when using contactless payments. The Bee Flex Weekly launched on Monday 6th September and now means people can make unlimited Metrolink journeys and never pay more than a … Continue reading

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New adverts still keep coming on Metrolink

One of the surest signs of a return to some sort of normality is the number of new adverts we have seen on Manchester Metrolink in recent months – although the latest design is for a company who have probably … Continue reading

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Metrolink 3129 enters service

There are now no Manchester Metrolink M5000s waiting to be commissioned to carry passengers for the first time following the entry into service of 3129. The tram has been the fastest of all of the batch of nine new trams … Continue reading

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Dermot O’Leary to be a guest announcer on Metrolink

Over the years during special events Manchester Metrolink have had a number of guest announcers for on-stop announcements and with Soccer Aid taking place on Saturday 4th September there will be another – Dermot O’Leary. The television presenter is hosting … Continue reading

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Boy taken to hospital after collision with tram

A 10 year old boy has been taken to hospital in Manchester after he was hit by a tram on Droylsden Road while riding his bike. The collision happened at approximately 1930 on Wednesday 1st September with the boy taken … Continue reading

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Improved service frequency to be gradually introduced on Metrolink

Services on Manchester Metrolink’s busiest lines are set to run to increased frequencies over the next few weeks as more staff start to become available to guarantee extra trams running. The increased frequencies will initially be introduced on the Altrincham … Continue reading

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Temporary Metrolink Park and Ride site set to open

The temporary Park and Ride site for Manchester Metrolink passengers in Radcliffe is set to open on 6th September with initially 100 alternative parking spaces made available. Eventually the temporary facility will have capacity for 250 cars by the end … Continue reading

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3076 gets a new advert in Manchester

New adverts are starting to come thick and fast in Manchester with M5000 3076 the latest to have been seen carrying a vinyl wrap livery in recent days. This time the sponsor is NOCCO – the no carbs company.

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“It’s Time” – new campaign to support businesses in Greater Manchester launched with new contactless ticketing options on Metrolink

Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, has announced a new campaign encouraging people to get back to “what you love and support” with a new range of flexible ticketing options also now available on the Metrolink network, or will … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 22nd August 2021

This week we have another couple of Photo Galleries added to the site along with the usual Fleet List updates:

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Metrolink 3095 changes its spots for pride month

Each year Manchester Metrolink recognises pride month by providing at least one tram in a revised livery and 2021 is no different! 3095 has seen its normal yellow spots replaced by the many different colours of the LGBT+ flag. In … Continue reading

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3128 enters service on Metrolink

The Manchester Metrolink network – now working a reduced timetable because of staff shortages – has now welcomed a further tram into service with 3128 entering service on Monday 9th August 2021.

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New adverts on Metrolink and Tramlink

This article has been updated with the addition of a photo of Tramlink 2531. There have been another couple of vinyl adverts applied on trams in the UK – with Manchester Metrolink seeing another design added to 3064 while a … Continue reading

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Eccles line to reopen from Monday 16th August

Services will resume to MediaCityUK and Eccles from Monday 16th August after the completion of the delayed rail replacement works which have taken place over the past four weeks. The line had originally been due to reopen from Sunday 1st … Continue reading

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Metrolink 3129 arrives

The latest new Manchester Metrolink M5000 has arrived with 3129 being delivered to Queen’s Road Depot on Saturday 7th August. This is the ninth of 27 trams in this batch of M5000s being built by Bombardier at their plant in … Continue reading

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