Category Archives: Manchester Metrolink

Work to get Metrolink ready for Trafford Park line continue

There will be amended services on Manchester Metrolink on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May as preparations continue to get the network ready for the Trafford Park line – due to open in 2020. This work will see the Eccles … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Metrolink Trafford Park extension construction continues to progress

The major project to extend Manchester Metrolink a further 5.5km between Pomona and the Trafford Centre is continuing to make excellent progress with plenty of track now in place alongside the construction of platforms at the six new tram stops. … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1006

We have a couple of images taken shortly before tram services started on Manchester Metrolink this week with T68 1006 the tram in the frame.

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Four injured after van and tram collide

The latest collision between a road vehicle and a tram on the Manchester Airport line has seen four people taken to hospital including the driver of the van with serious head injuries. This high impact collision took place close to … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New adverts in Manchester

The past few weeks have seen a couple of new vinyl wrap adverts applied to trams on Manchester Metrolink – both of which have a plain white background and, of course, feature full contravision. The two trams which have received … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1005

This week we are on the very first day of passenger services on Manchester Metrolink – 6th April 1992. T68 1005 features in the image.

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1004

Another early image from Manchester Metrolink features in the latest edition of Picture in Time.

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Major disruption in Manchester City Centre after suspicious package found

A 26 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of a bomb hoax after a backpack was left in Piccadilly Gardens, causing major disruption to Metrolink services through Manchester City Centre for several hours during the afternoon and evening … Continue reading

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Performance remains steady on Metrolink

The latest performance statistics for Manchester Metrolink have been released as its practically as you were with very little change from the previous four weeks. This period is period 13 between 2nd March and 31st March with punctuality remaining at … Continue reading

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Delays for Metrolink after collision with road sweeper

Manchester Metrolink services on the Manchester Airport line were partially suspended on Wednesday 1st May after M5000 3109 was involved in a collision with a road sweeper parked at the side of the road at Wythenshawe Park. The collision happened … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Points installed at Crumpsall

Over the Easter weekend there was a closure of the Bury line which, along with other work which prevented trams from running onto the Rochdale line for a couple of days, saw the new pointwork installed at Crumpsall ahead of … Continue reading

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Man hit by tram at Prestwich

A man has suffered injuries described as not life threatening after he was hit by a tram on the Prestwich line of Manchester Metrolink on Wednesday 24th April. The incident happened at around 1715 with services from Bury to Queens … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1002

A change of location for the next few week’s modern tram Picture in Time series as we head across the Pennines from Sheffield to Manchester.

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RAIB investigate after passenger falls onto tracks at Ashton

The RAIB have announced they are conducting an investigation after a passenger in a “vulnerable condition” fell onto the tracks at the Ashton-under-Lyne on Tuesday 12th March. The passenger had alighted from the tram and had leant on the side … Continue reading

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Metrolink engineering works for Easter

Whilst over in Sheffield the Easter weekend sees the start of a long period of rail replacement works, Manchester Metrolink will also see a closure for engineering works although in this case it is just three days where there will … Continue reading

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Man in critical condition after being hit by tram in Manchester

A 77 year old man – named locally as Ray Boddington a well known busker and member of the Piccadilly Rats – is in a serious condition in hospital after being hit by a tram in Manchester City Centre. He … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We head off to Manchester for two Photo Galleries from Metrolink this week:

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Satisfaction remains high on (some) English tramways

The latest Transport Focus Tram Passenger Survey has shown that passengers continue to be satisfied on four different English tramways – although for West Midlands Metro there has been a fall in satisfaction between 2017 and 2018. The Blackpool Tramway … Continue reading

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Progress continues to made on Trafford Park line

It may not be 2020 until trams are due to run on the line but excellent progress continues to be made with construction of Manchester Metrolink’s Trafford Park line, enough progress for another press event to take place showing how … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Back to fleet livery for 3072

It would appear that Manchester Metrolink 3072 has had a successful job search as the tram is now back in fleet livery following the removal of its advertising vinyls for Total Jobs. Also previously unreported on these pages is the … Continue reading

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