Overhead line problems cause problems on Metrolink

An overhead line fault at Chorlton as caused disruption for Metrolink services on Wednesday 25th November with replacement buses having to be used to ferry passengers around the affected area. The fault was first reported around 0900 with engineers sent to the scene to inspect and repair the damage but the severity of the damage meant that there was severe disruption for both the East Didsbury and Airport lines.

For the East Didsbury line all services from Rochdale Town Centre were being turned short at Trafford Bar with the Airport line seeing trams running between Manchester Airport and Northern Moor only.

While there was ticket acceptance on local bus services a replacement bus service was also put into operation between 1500 and 1800 running every 10 minutes. The replacement bus was due to run from Northern Moor to Trafford Bar and from East Didsbury to Trafford Bar.

Danny Vaughan, TfGM Head of Metrolink, said: “The operator, KeolisAmey Metrolink (KAM), currently has a team of engineers working to repair the damage to the overhead line as quickly as possible. Given the extent of the damage this work will take several hours and we expect it to go on into the evening.”

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