Another points failure causes Metrolink delays

Manchester Metrolink services through Cornbrook suffered delays on Thursday 12th September after another points failure in the area. Unfortunately as Cornbrook is a major junction on the Metrolink network this caused delays to services to Eccles/MediaCityUK, East Didsbury, Altrincham and in the other direction to Bury, Rochdale and Piccadilly. The failure happened shortly after 0900 at the tail end of the morning rush hour which has led to many people going on to Twitter to complain about the “appalling” service being offered by the trams. Transport for Greater Manchester have apologised for the inconvenience caused by the delay with the problem fixed after around an hour with residual delays following this as the service was reformed.

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One Response to Another points failure causes Metrolink delays

  1. nigel says:

    Having followed this on twitter it seems that tgm were saying “the operator did not advise us of this problem”, or in other words people were complaining to tgm and they knew nothing about it.

    The subsequent delays certainly lasted longer than a hour as I was travelling from Radcliffe just after half eleven and it took me an hour to get to st peters square. All was well to Abraham Moss and from there trams were stacked up.

    On a seperate note I believe “the hole in the wall” where trams leave Victoria to go up to Shudehill is being demolished this Sunday.