Category Archives: Manchester Metrolink

2CC to be used for Altrincham-Bury services on 22nd October

One of the benefits of the Manchester Metrolink’s Second City Crossing (2CC) is to be seen again on Sunday 22nd October with extra services running via the line because of engineering works on Mosley Street.

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1023

Another trip to Manchester for this instalment of Picture in Time with T68 1023 the tram to featured.

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Record number of passengers travelling on Metrolink

More than 40 million journeys a year are now being made on Manchester Metrolink according to the latest figures released by Transport for Greater Manchester. This is an increase of more than four million in the year to September 2017 … Continue reading

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Protestors cause Metrolink disruption

Manchester Metrolink services running through St Peter’s Square were disrupted on Sunday 1st October after protestors decided to sit and stand on the tracks during protests outside the Conservative Party Conference (which was taking place at Manchester Central and the … Continue reading

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Metrolink fare increases set to phased over three years

In probably one of the least surprising pieces of news we have reported on recently Manchester Metrolink fares look set to see a phased increase over three years rather than a single large increase in January 2018. You may remember … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have another two Photo Galleries for you this week, along with our usual updates:

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Manchester Metrolink Engineering Works: Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September

Engineering Works on Manchester Metrolink will see a change to services on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September with the Bury line affected both days and the Eccles line on the Saturday only. Part of the work taking place over … Continue reading

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In Pictures: get me there vinyls added to some M5000s

Get me there – Manchester’s own public transport smart card – has recently been expanded to allow passengers to travel across Greater Manchester’s Metrolink and bus network and to celebrate the fact a number of trams are carrying vinyls for … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1017

We continue our Picture in Time series with a return visit to Manchester for a couple of views of T68 1017 in the first year of the network – 1992.

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Work underway on new look Crumpsall stop

Work has now started on transforming Manchester Metrolink’s Crumpsall stop which will eventually allow services from the new Trafford Park line – due to open in 2020 – to terminate here and return through Manchester City Centre. As well as … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink service change: Sunday 27th August

Sunday 27th August will see changes to Manchester Metrolink services before 0800 because of Network Rail works to upgrade the Manchester to Stalybridge via Victoria line. The Bury, Oldham and Rochdale and East Didsbury lines will all be affected.

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Three tram systems in one day completed for charity

On Thursday 20th July Chris Holmes, Metrolink Asset Management Technical Assistant at Transport for Greater Manchester, completed a challenge of travelling across three tram systems in England in one day – all in the name of charity. Starting on Metrolink … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink Engineering Work: Sunday 30th July

Engineering works on Aytoun Street in Manchester City Centre will mean that a revised service will run on Manchester Metrolink on Sunday 30th July with no trams running between Piccadilly and Piccadilly Gardens throughout the day.

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Collisions in Manchester and Birmingham

The past week has seen a couple of collisions involving trams with Manchester Metrolink and Midland Metro the affected systems this time around.

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Communications fault causes complete Metrolink suspension

Saturday 22nd July was a day to forget for Manchester Metrolink with the entire network suspended on two separate occasions owing to a communications fault. The first suspension was short lived but the second time around it saw the end … Continue reading

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New operator starts on Metrolink

There has been a changing of the guard at Manchester Metrolink with KeolisAmey Metrolink (KAM) officially taking over from RATP Dev Metrolink as the new operator of the UK’s largest tram network. The new contract will run for up to … Continue reading

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Utility diversion works under way on Trafford Park line

Those of you who looked at last week’s Photo Galleries would have seen some photos from the Trafford Park extension of Manchester Metrolink where the first work has now started on construction. This first stage is the diversion of various … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We return with a main site update this week with another couple of new Photo Galleries:

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1016

Another visit to Manchester is on the cards for the latest instalment of Picture in Time and we feature another of the T68s in the early days of the system.

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TfGM seek views on Metrolink fare rises

It’s a subject which isn’t exactly going to get regular travellers on Manchester Metrolink jumping up and down with joy but fares on the network are set to rise from January 2018 – although by how much hasn’t been decided … Continue reading

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