Record breaking month for Metrolink

The popularity and important of the Metrolink network to transport people around Greater Manchester has been confirmed once more with May 2024 being its busiest ever month in its 32 year history.

During the month 4.1 million passenger journeys were recorded beating the previous best of 4 million in November 2019. May saw a number of high profile events including Manchester City’s Premier League winning parade, the Greater Manchester Run and a series of concerts at the now opened Co-Op Live.

Danny Vaughan, TfGM’s Chief Network Officer, said: “This is a historic achievement for Metrolink and is the result of a huge team effort between TfGM and the operator KeolisAmey Metrolink over the last few years.

“It shows just how important Metrolink is for Greater Manchester, as well as demonstrating Metrolink’s integral role as part of the Bee Network. It is also a testament to the staff on the frontlines and behind the scenes who keep the network running reliably.

“This growth in passenger numbers, together with our renewed focus on tackling fare evasion is helping to get Metrolink back on track following the decline in passengers during the pandemic.

“This is just one of many milestones that Metrolink has hit since 6th April 1992, and with work under way to improve the network and make it quicker, smoother and more reliable for passengers, I am confident that Metrolink will continue to go from strength to strength.”

Damien Chabas, Managing Director of KeolisAmey Metrolink, commented: “Metrolink plays a vital role in delivering a safe, reliable, and accessible public transport services for the around 900,000 people who choose to travel with us every week.

“We are delighted with the record-breaking patronage in May, with the continued dedication and pride of our brilliant employees, KeolisAmey Metrolink will continue to build on our commitment to providing a highly-performing network in partnership with TfGM that adds value to the communities of Greater Manchester.”

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