Category Archives: Manchester Metrolink

Punctuality and reliability falls on Metrolink

The Manchester Metrolink performance statistics seem to have gone quarterly with the last three periods data all released in one go recently. Covering the first three periods of the 2021/22 financial year between 1st April and 26th June 2021 they … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1010

The fifth and final edition of “Picture in Time” for this batch of Manchester Metrolink photos rapidly moves forward from where we have been in recent weeks as we are now in 2008 for a view of refurbished T68.

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Metrolink 3128 arrives in Manchester

M5000 no. 3128 has now arrived in Manchester after it was delivered to Queens Road Depot in the standard Saturday lunchtime slot on Saturday 17th July 2021.

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Update – Current services on public transport systems across the British Isles

With the latest easing of restrictions taking place in England from today (Monday 19th July) which has seen the removal of the legal requirements for wearing face masks and to maintain social distancing – although still highly recommended in most … Continue reading

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£56 million more committed by government to support English light rail

The Department for Transport have announced a further £56 million worth of funding for tram and light rail systems in England (outside of London) to help the operators continue to operate services as restrictions start to be eased across the … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1004

We move forward a little in time for this week’s modern tram edition of “Picture in Time” as it’s the first day of passenger services across Manchester City Centre.

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Legal COVID restrictions set to change from 19th July

You will probably have heard in the news that Monday 19th July has been dubbed “freedom day” (even though its not really) and most legal restrictions introduced earlier in the pandemic. Although legally things such as the wearing of face … Continue reading

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Another new advert on Metrolink

Manchester Metrolink M5000 3075 is the latest tram on the network to receive an advertising livery. The tram was first noted in early July carrying a vinyl wrap for The Trafford Centre with the slogan “Summer Social”.

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Metrolink passenger numbers almost reach 50% of pre-pandemic levels

In a report being given to the July meeting of the Greater Manchester Transport Committee Metrolink and Rail Networks Sub-committee (catchy title!) it has been confirmed that passenger numbers on Metrolink have now increased to 48% of pre-pandemic levels with … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink T68

In this edition of “Picture in Time” we again feature a tram on Manchester Metrolink before services began in 1992.

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More revised services for Metrolink

No Manchester Metrolink services will be able to run through Victoria for four days starting on Thursday 8th July to allow urgent utility repairs to be undertaken by Electricity North West. This is all to do with the fire at … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink T68

Today’s “Picture in Time” is again close to Victoria Station in Manchester City Centre as we feature another unidentified T68.

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Lockdown Walks: Manchester Metrolink 3110

Today’s “Lockdown Walks” takes a look at Manchester Metrolink on a sunny Bank Holiday Monday.

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In Pictures: Soccer Aid advert on M5000 3070

As we reported earlier this month there have been some new adverts applied to trams in Manchester – the first new designs seen in 2021. One of these adverts is being carried on 3070 which is now advertising the Soccer … Continue reading

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Another Metrolink M5000 arrives

The semi-regular deliveries of new trams for Manchester Metrolink is continuing with Saturday 26th June seeing 3127 arriving from Germany.

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Lockdown Walks: Manchester Metrolink 3104

We go out for a sunny “Lockdown Walk” today in Manchester.

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New timetable to be introduced on Metrolink from 5th July

Monday 5th July will see a new timetable being introduced on Manchester Metrolink which is described as a step towards a pre-pandemic timetable, although it still isn’t quite where we were in March 2020. The blanket 10 minute frequency at … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Manchester Metrolink 3070

Off to Manchester we go again for this edition of “Lockdown Walks”.

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More details announced of Metrolink closures this summer

As was mentioned in the recent article on the Greater Manchester Combined Authority Transport Committee report this summer will see a number of closures on the Metrolink network to allow for maintenance works to take place. Starting off at the … Continue reading

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English Light Rail journeys for 2020/21 see dramatic fall

In possibly not the most shocking news of the year the latest light rail data released for the Department for Transport has shown a drastic fall in passenger journeys with an overall decrease of 69% ranging from 57.4% on London … Continue reading

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