Category Archives: Manchester Metrolink

Man jailed and banned from trams after conviction of sexual assault

Tahir Ali, aged 37 from Oldham, has been jailed for three years and banned from the Metrolink network following a conviction of sexual assault. He was found guilty of two counts of sexual assault following incidents involving a woman and … Continue reading

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Metrolink 1027 to be put up for sale

One of the last operational vehicles dating from the opening of the Manchester Metrolink system is set to be offered for sale, according to a report from the Branch Line Society.

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Manchester Metrolink Then & Now: Cornbrook

Time for another “Manchester Metrolink Then & Now” as we go to Cornbrook.

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Busy Sunday ahead for Metrolink

Passengers planning on travelling on the Manchester Metrolink network this Sunday (19th May) are being advised to plan ahead with Manchester City hoping to secure the Premier League title at the Etihad Stadium whilst Barry Manilow appears at the non-opened … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Metrolink 3100 back in service

Another tram which hadn’t been in service long-term in Manchester is back in use once again with 3100 having been repaired and gone through re-commissioning over the past few weeks. Its been almost two years since passengers have had the … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink Then & Now: Mosley Street

We head over to other side of Manchester City Centre for this edition of “Manchester Metrolink Then & Now”.

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3116 swaps adverts in Manchester

There is another new advert to be seen on the Manchester Metrolink system after 3116 received new vinyls for Sephora. This replaces its previous advert for the National Trust and is a major change as it goes from lots of … Continue reading

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Overhead line damage at Old Trafford leads to Metrolink disruption

Manchester Metrolink services to Altrincham were suspended on Wednesday 8th May following “third party” overhead line damage at Old Trafford. The first reports of the problem were first made around 1230 with warnings that the service would remain disrupted at … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink Then & Now: Victoria

Staying in Manchester City Centre for this week’s “Manchester Metrolink Then & Now” as we take a look at Victoria Station.

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Whole host of rail replacement work announced for Metrolink this summer

It will be another summer of major rail replacement works on Manchester Metrolink with work due to take place at various locations in the city centre starting in June and continuing through until September (although not constant and service changes … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 3023 back with another advert livery!

Well, that didn’t take long did it?! After reporting earlier this month that Metrolink 3023 was back in fleet livery after losing its Maybelline vinyls comes the news that after just a few days it is once carrying advertising vinyls.

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Manchester Metrolink Then & Now: Balloon Street

Its time for another edition of “Manchester Metrolink Then & Now” and we stay in Manchester City Centre today.

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Metrolink breaks a record on Marathon day

With the Manchester Marathon taking place on Sunday 14th April it was a day of personal bests – and we’re not just talking about the runners who took part! The route of the marathon took participants through parts of south … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Metrolink 3038 revises its Get on Board message

Not previously mentioned on these pages is that Manchester Metrolink 3038 is now carrying a revised promotional livery for Get on Board. This is the Transport for Greater Manchester – or Bee Network as its now marketed – campaign to … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink Then & Now: Piccadilly Gardens

We now move into Manchester City Centre as “Manchester Metrolink Then & Now” continues.

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 21st April 2024

More photos from the recent past as its Manchester Metrolink’s T68s which feature:

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Back to fleet livery for Metrolink trams

Over the past few weeks its been a case of fleet livery disappearing and be replaced by advertising vinyls on Manchester Metrolink but this time we flip the story over as it’s the complete reverse! In this article we feature … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink Then & Now: Collyhurst Road

We now return to “Manchester Metrolink Then & Now” – our series where we take a look at a location on the Metrolink network either before or during construction and after trams started to run. The series resumes on the … Continue reading

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Metrolink 1024 – we missed a scrapping!

Sometimes there are just news stories which pass us by and we’re never aware of them until a long time after it happened, and this is definitely one of those situations! Manchester Metrolink 1024 – which we last had as … Continue reading

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Extra trams for Manchester Marathon

The adidas Manchester Marathon will be taking place on Sunday 14th April and with around 32,000 runners set to take part as well as thousands more watching the race, residents are being advised to plan their journey in advance and … Continue reading

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