Category Archives: Manchester Metrolink

Out and About: A busy Deansgate-Castlefield

In this edition of “Out and About” we head back to Manchester as we take a look at a busy scene at Deansgate-Castlefield.

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Another three month closure for the Eccles line

Those who rely on Manchester Metrolink’s Eccles line are set to be hit by another three month closure later this year with Transport for Greater Manchester confirming the third phase of rail replacement works this year. Trams will not run … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Metrolink 3075 changes its vinyls for The Trafford Centre

Over the years of modern tramways it has been fairly rare for the same company to continually advertise on the same tram with different promotions but Manchester Metrolink’s 3075 is bucking that trend as it is now onto its third … Continue reading

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3141 enters service on Metrolink – involved in collision on first day!

As entries into service go it was particularly spectacular for Manchester Metrolink 3141 as just a few hours into its operating career in Manchester it was involved in a collision with a bus on Princess Street in the city centre!

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Record-breaking weekend for Metrolink

The weekend of Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June was a record-breaking one for Manchester Metrolink with 211,900 journeys recorded on the network (and with the Heaton Park Tramway closed for Parklife none of the journeys can be equated to … Continue reading

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Light rail services to be affected by national rail strike

Although the national rail strike announced for 21st, 23rd and 25th June does not directly included staff working on any tram or light rail system in the UK there will be some impact on services where track is shared with … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Its another M5000 arrival and another into service update!

The first full week of June has been another busy one for Manchester Metrolink as not only have they welcomed the latest M5000 to the city but one of the recent arrivals has also entered service. The arrival came first … Continue reading

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Trams in Video: Manchester Metrolink’s Trafford Park line

“Trams in Video” returns today with some footage shot on the newest extension of Manchester Metrolink out to The Trafford Centre. Shot in August 2021 we start out journey at Cornbrook before we make our way out onto the Trafford … Continue reading

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Metrolink One day travelcards to be removed from get me there app

Transport for Greater Manchester have announced that one day travelcards will no longer be available for purchase through the get me there app from mid-June as part of a continued crackdown on fare evasion. Its said that a number of … Continue reading

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The end of Manchester Metrolink 1016

Now I know that sometimes we are a little slow to bring you some news stories but this one is probably a new record! Manchester Metrolink 1016 is believed to have been scrapped after suffering damage at its long-term storage … Continue reading

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Enlarged Radcliffe Park and Ride site reopens

Radcliffe on Manchester Metrolink’s Bury line is now home to a new enlarged Park and Ride site after work to increase the size was completed. The site – which now includes an extra 111 spaces – reopened from Monday 16th … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Metrolink 3066 receives new advert

The longest advertising contract on Manchester Metrolink has come to an end with 3066 losing its long-standing vinyls for the Clean Air Manchester campaign. But its not a return to fleet livery for the tram as those vinyls have been … Continue reading

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In Pictures: One tram arrives and another enters service in Manchester

Its been another busy few days on Manchester Metrolink with another M5000 being delivered to Queens Road Depot whilst another enters service on the network. This time it is 3141 which has arrived with 3139 the latest to enter service … Continue reading

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Overhead line problems on Metrolink

Metrolink services on the Bury and Rochdale lines were disrupted from late on Thursday 5th May until mid-morning on Friday 6th May because of an overhead line problems at Irk Valley. No trams ran on the Bury line whilst services … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New notices warn against tram surfing

It may not be a new phenomenon but tram surfing has again been proving an issue in Manchester and in order to try and combat the problem trams on Metrolink have started to receive new warning notices. The small notices … Continue reading

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In Pictures: The next tram is for Broadway

For a large period of April there have been no Manchester Metrolink service running to Eccles with rail replacement works taking place. Works started on Monday 4th April and initially saw all trams from Ashton-under-Lyne terminating at MediaCityUK with buses … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 3140 arrives in Manchester (and we see 3088’s advert too!)

140 down, seven to go! Manchester Metrolink’s 140th M5000 was delivered to Queens Road Depot on Saturday 30th April (back into its usual slot after the last arrival turned up midweek) with 3140 making the well-trodden trip across from Germany … Continue reading

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Out and About: Trams diverted in Manchester

For a week in late March all trams through Manchester City Centre were diverted via 2CC with the original city crossing closed to allow for rail replacement works to take place. In this edition of “Out and About” we take … Continue reading

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Metrolink 3088 receives new advert

You wait ages for a new advert to be applied to a tram in Manchester and then a second one comes along soon after! The latest tram to receive a wrap is 3088 which is now advertising Charlotte Tilbury. As … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 3030’s new Pension Bee advert

We brought you the news a few days ago about the new advert on Manchester Metrolink 3030 and now we bring you a photo of the advert! Now advertising Pension Bee the tram received the vinyl wrap during April 2022 … Continue reading

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