The deliveries of Manchester Metrolink’s M5000s seems to have settled into a regular pattern now with the latest example – 3133 – arrived at Queens Road Depot three weeks after the last on Saturday 6th November.
Taking the now incredibly familiar route to reach Manchester the tram arrived at 1400 on Saturday 6th November – slightly later than its usual lunchtime arrival – and was soon off-loaded to allow a start to be made on its commissioning before it its cleared to enter service.
It joins the previous arrival, 3132, in going through the standard commissioning process (although we fully expect 3132 to enter service very soon as we have now written this line!) and will enter service in due course adding more capacity to the network and possibly allowing for further double trams to be used in the busy run-up to Christmas.
There are now 14 further M5000s to arrive in Manchester.