Category Archives: Manchester Metrolink

Cyclist taken to hospital after being hit by tram in Oldham

A 25 year old cyclist had to be taken to hospital on Monday 16th December after he was hit by a tram in Oldham at approximately 1940. The man suffered serious injuries and was taken to Salford Royal Hospital for … Continue reading

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Christmas and New Year services 2019/20

Christmas is a time to spend with your family but what happens if you want to do something a bit different? Well, you could always go for a ride or take some photos of trams around the country couldn’t you?! … Continue reading

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In Pictures: April start planned for Trafford Park line

It seems to be catching – after West Midlands Metro’s “early” opening of the Birmingham Westside extension earlier this month, Manchester Metrolink have now announced their planned early opening of the Trafford Park line. According to an event held on … Continue reading

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Car on the tracks at Northern Moor causes Metrolink delays

Another car managed to find its way onto the Metrolink tracks at Northern Moor on Friday 13th December causing the service on the Airport line to be suspended whilst it was removed. No trams were able to run between Sale … Continue reading

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Trams in Video: Manchester Metrolink – May 2017

We head back around two and a half years ago for today’s video offering as we take a look at Manchester Metrolink at night in May 2017. Starting off at dusk, full darkness soon falls as the trams operate around … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Extensions are the name of the game in this week’s update with a couple of new Photo Galleries added:

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First tram makes it to Trafford Centre

Its another early Christmas present – the very first tram has made it under its own power to the Trafford Centre as testing and commissioning of the Trafford Park line continues. M5000 3018 was the tram which was used on … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have another Photo Gallery added to the site this week:

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A million contactless journeys made on Metrolink

Over one million journeys have been made on Manchester Metrolink using contactless payment, just four months after it became possible. The landmark was reached over the weekend of 16th/17th November, just four months and a day since it was launched … Continue reading

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Keolis Amey Metrolink criticised over Ashton “tram dispatch accident”

On Tuesday 12th March 2019 a tram passenger – with impaired mobility – fell from the platform at Ashton-under-Lyne after the tram he was leaning against departed from the stop with the driver seemingly not noticing him before leaving. After … Continue reading

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Car hits tram at Northern Moor

There were delays to Manchester Metrolink services on Friday 29th November after a car hit a tram at Northern Moor on the Airport line. The collision happened at around 1010 and judging by photos of the incident the car hit … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Metrolink 3019’s Lightopia advert

We reported a few weeks ago on the latest influx of all over adverts on Manchester Metrolink which included a full – contravision included – vinyl wrap for Lightopia on 3019 and in this article we take our first look … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Metrolink 3012 returns to service

When there are so many trams in a fleet you don’t often notice if one is missing for a long period of time but on Manchester Metrolink the past year as seen a notable absentee in 3012 but Monday 25th … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

As well as the launch of the 2019 Tram of the Year contest (see article below) we also bring you another couple of Photo Galleries this week:

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Fare increases to be discussed for Metrolink

One thing almost as certain as death and taxes is public transport fare increases and the latest system to announce their new fares for 2020 has been Manchester Metrolink. It will be a mixed bag for travellers on Metrolink with … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Testing continues on Trafford Park line

The first half of 2020 will see the latest – and for now last – piece of the Manchester Metrolink jigsaw open with trams able to run from Pomona to Trafford Centre for the first time. But before then there … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Metrolink at twilight

As the nights draw in, the chance to get photos of trams in twilight and the dark increases with even late afternoon seeing very little natural light in the sky. Armed with his camera on 12th November, Steve Hyde was … Continue reading

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Performance up on Metrolink

After a couple of periods where performance had been on a small decrease there is more positive news to report on Manchester Metrolink where it has now increased in the latest period which ran between 15th September and 12th October.

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In Pictures: The rainbow fades on Metrolink

Each year at the end of August Manchester Metrolink decorate some of their trams to celebrate the city’s Pride event under the banner of #RainbowTram. But now as we are in November the rainbow has faded (in truth it failed … Continue reading

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First tram runs on Trafford Park line

Initial testing has new commenced on Manchester Metrolink’s Trafford Park line with the first trams running between Pomona and Warren Bruce Road overnight on Sunday 10th November. This marks the start of extensive commissioning, testing and driver training which will … Continue reading

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