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 Chris moved across to Sheffield’s Supertram network before finishing up on Nottingham Express Transit.
Chris started off on Metrolink at 0319 and once he had travelled across all lines of the network he moved across the Pennines to Stagecoach Supertram before ending up on Nottingham Express Transit at 0054 the following morning. The challenge took him 21 hours and 35 minutes and saw him cover 100 miles.
The day’s travel was all in aid of TfGM’s Corporate Charities – Alzheimer’s Society and Macmillan.
Chris commented: “t’s significant that the challenge took place in the week we celebrate 25 years since Metrolink’s official opening by the Queen. I’m delighted to have been able to support this anniversary and the work of TfGM’s two corporate charities. I couldn’t resist the temptation to include Supertram as part of the challenge as this is where I started my transport career as a conductor.”