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 91.7% – exactly the same as in period 12.
As always with punctuality there are varying figures across the lines and this time around the Ashton-under-Lyne is the winner with 97.3% of all trams departing less than two minutes late during these four weeks. Then at the other end of scale is the Eccles line which saw 88.2% of trams on time. Considering trams run between Ashton and Eccles as part of the standard timetable this does suggest that either there was a lot of short-running or trams are fine until they hit the Eccles line where they encounter delays.
For reliability – the percentage of planned miles operated – the figure was 99.2% for period 13 which is a small decrease of 0.2% from the previous period. This time around it’s the Airport line at the top of the tree with a figure of 99.6% with the Eccles line down at the other end at a still very respectable 98.7%.
Overall 0.26% of all planned journeys were cancelled throughout with 0.63% being turned short.
A number of service disruptions were seen across the period including points faults at both Bury and Cornbrook on 4th March, communication fault at Trafford Depot and signalling fault between Victoria and Monsall on 6th March, points fault at Trafford Bar on 9th March, a points fault at Newbold on 19th March and a vehicle blocking the tracks at Langworthy (24th March).
* The full performance statistics can be viewed on the TfGM website.