Category Archives: Manchester Metrolink

Lockdown Walks: Manchester Metrolink 3062

It is time for some more exercise as we go out for another “Lockdown Walk” in Manchester.

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In Pictures: Metrolink T68s stored at Long Marston

Many readers of this website will probably remember that at the time that Manchester Metrolink’s original T68 trams were moved en masse away from Trafford Depot not all of them ended up heading to Rotherham and a date with the … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

Just to keep you all on your toes its an early main site update this week with a couple of Photo Galleries added:

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In Pictures: Ashton-under-Lyne Interchange construction work

As part of the continued move towards fully integrated transport in Greater Manchester a new transport interchange is being constructed next to the Metrolink Ashton-under-Lyne terminus to allow seamless change between bus and tram. Although the project has been delayed … Continue reading

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Bolton MP proposes extension of Metrolink

Mark Logan, Conservative MP for Bolton North East, has reignited plans for extending the Manchester Metrolink network to Bolton by submitting proposals to the Department for Transport as part of the £500m Restoring Your Railways fund. The line would link … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Manchester Metrolink 3036

Today we continue our “Lockdown Walks” with another image taken in the vicinity of Chorlton.

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Is free wi-fi on the way out for Metrolink?

If you remember when you used to be able to go out and about as and when you felt like it, one of the things on public transport, in shops, cinemas and practically anywhere else you care to think of … Continue reading

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Metrolink services to divert to 1CC

Ongoing development works at Manchester Town Hall will require all Manchester Metrolink services through the city centre to be diverted via the original city crossing over the weekend of 4th and 5th July.

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Lockdown Walks: Manchester Metrolink 3061

We “change it up” again for this latest “Lockdown Walk” as we head to Manchester for the first time with the first of a series of photos from Metrolink around Chorlton.

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Manchester Metrolink bucks the trend as light rail journeys fall

Its that time of year again when the Department for Transport release details of journeys taken on light rail across England – and its not good news with a significant fall in the total number of journeys on all systems … Continue reading

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Covid-19 service update – operating systems

Its been a while since we had a round-up of the service being operated on operating tramways and light rail systems in the British Isles (by which we mean those which operate primarily as public transport and not heritage systems … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1011

Today is our final look at an archive image from Manchester Metrolink for this latest batch of “Picture in Time” and its 1011 seen on the first day of services to Piccadilly.

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Transport Focus release results for the ever-decreasing Tram Passenger Survey

Over the years the Transport Focus Tram Passenger Survey (TPS) has discovered the opinions of passengers on the Blackpool Tramway, Edinburgh Trams, Manchester Metrolink, Nottingham Express Transit, Stagecoach Supertram and West Midlands Metro to see just how they perceive the … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1006

In this edition of “Picture in Time” we are again travelling to Manchester Metrolink for an early image, taken before public services had even begun.

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Another increase in services ahead for Metrolink

As part of the “Safely Reopening GM” guidelines released by the Mayor of Greater Manchester, local businesses and transport leaders this week it has been confirmed that there will there be a further increase of the service on the Metrolink … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1004 & 1002

Another 1992 image from Manchester Metrolink features in today’s “Picture in Time” and this time its before public services had even begun.

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1017

We stay in 1992 for this latest edition of “Picture in Time” as it’s the first day of trams across Manchester City Centre on 27th April.

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Trams in Video: Manchester Metrolink 2012-2017

Today we are back on the video and take a trip to Manchester Metrolink for views of the ever expanding network between 2012 and 2017 as lines opened across the city centre, to the Airport, East Didsbury, Ashton-under-Lyne and from … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

Photos old and new are included in this week’s latest main site update:

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More changes on the way across the UK

Change, constant and quick moving change at that!, seems to be buzz word at the moment on various UK tram networks with yet more service and ticketing amendments on the way in the coming days and weeks. In this latest … Continue reading

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