Friday 4th May saw another broken down T68 causing delays in Manchester City Centre as the ongoing problems with the older vehicles makes headlines in the City. This time the guilty parties were 1008+1005 which were running as a coupled unit on the Altrincham-Bury direct route. Although they were moved fairly quickly there were knock on delays until the evening rush hour.
The trams failed at around 1315 between Market Street and Mosley Street 2001, 1019 and 2005 all queued behind at Market Street with 3012 also out of service at Shudehill. Engineers on the scene were attending to the coupling between the vehicles and seemingly managed to fix the issue as shortly after the incident they resumed on their way towards
Altrincham. They ran out of service as far as Timperley where they reversed and formed a service back as far as Victoria.