Category Archives: Manchester Metrolink

Whitefield Park and Ride reopens with 123 more spaces for cars

Manchester Metrolink’s Park and Ride site at Whitefield on the Bury line has reopened after construction works which have seen 123 more car parking spaces were completed. With these works now over the construction team will move on to Radcliffe … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 23rd January 2022

More photos from November 2021 as part of this week’s main site update – this time from Manchester Metrolink:

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Metrolink patronage hits 76% of pre-pandemic levels before falling again

The headline news from the latest Manchester Metrolink Service Report – as due to be presented to a meeting of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority in mid-January – is that during the last week of November passenger numbers reached 76% … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New advert for Metrolink 3115

Not previously reported on these pages – and we’re not sure when it was first applied – is a new advert on Manchester Metrolink M5000 3115. This is the first full advert to be carried by the tram which is … Continue reading

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More Metrolink improvement works in the early part of 2022

There will be major works taking place on the Manchester Metrolink network in the early part of 2022 with line closures being seen at various points in the first three months of the year. We have already seen the start … Continue reading

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Metrolink 3134 enters service

The latest Manchester Metrolink M5000 to be delivered to the city has now started to run in service with 3134 being noted in action on Friday 24th December 2021 meaning that once again it took less than a month from … Continue reading

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Winter timetable starts in Blackpool as COVID staff shortages hit elsewhere in the UK

It seemed throughout 2020 and 2021 that the most regular type of article added to British Trams Online was in relation to timetable changes on UK tram systems – and 2022 is starting exactly the same as the very first … Continue reading

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Out and About: Around Didsbury on Metrolink

Our new year offerings continue with another edition of “Out and About” for you today as we head out onto Manchester Metrolink with some views taken around Didsbury.

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Out and About: Exchange Square on Metrolink’s 2CC

“Out and About” returns today as we make a quick visit to the only intermediate stop on Manchester Metrolink’s Second City Crossing at Exchange Square.

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Another TravelSafe operation sees Andy Burnham visit officers

The latest TravelSafe Partnership (TSP) operation took place at Victoria Station on Friday 17th December with officers also visited by Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham so he could see how they are helping keep people safe on the Metrolink … Continue reading

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Out and About: Christmas in Manchester City Centre

In this edition of “Out and About” we get all festive as we take a look at trams running in Manchester City Centre with a very large Father Christmas overlooking things!

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Woman dies after being hit by tram on Metrolink

A woman aged in her 30s has sadly died after being hit by a tram close to the Droylsden tramstop on Manchester Metrolink’s East Manchester Line. The woman was struck by the tram at around 2000 on Friday 17th December … Continue reading

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Punctuality and reliability falls on Metrolink

The now quarterly release of performance statistics on Manchester Merolink has shown that from the high of period 6 (ending mid-September) the last three four week periods (taking us from 19th September to 11th December) have seen a fall in … Continue reading

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Christmas and New Year services 2021/2

Although we are now entering a period with additional restrictions amid a new Coronavirus variant if you need to get out the house over the Christmas and New Year period (whilst taking all the necessary precautions to slow the spread) … Continue reading

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More engineering works at Victoria to affect Metrolink services during January

Trackworks at Victoria Station during January 2022 are set to see service changes of Manchester Metrolink with no trams able to run through the station. The works have been timed to coincide with other essential works on the Network Rail … Continue reading

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Out and About: At Shaw & Crompton on Manchester Metrolink

We take another trip “Out and About” and in this edition we head out on Manchester Metrolink to Shaw & Crompton on the Oldham and Rochdale line.

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 12th December 2021

This week we feature a set of photos from Manchester Metrolink:

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Teenager taken to hospital after being hit by tram in Ashton

A male teenager has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a tram close to Ashton Moss tramstop on the Ashton-under-Lyne line on Thursday 9th December. The incident happened shortly after 1700 with a large emergency … Continue reading

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Man dies after being hit by tram at Deansgate-Castlefield

A man has died after he was hit by a tram at Deansgate-Castlefield on the Manchester Metrolink network. The incident happened at approximately 2310 on Sunday 5th December with the man tragically pronounced dead on the scene. Both Greater Manchester … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Metrolink 3134 arrives in Manchester

Manchester Metrolink 3134 has become the latest tram to be delivered to Queen’s Road Depot with it arriving late morning on Saturday 4th December 2021. As with all previous arrivals it made the trip across from Europe via the Rotterdam … Continue reading

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