Category Archives: Manchester Metrolink

Punctuality and reliability fluctuate on Metrolink

With two periods worth of stats released as part of the latest Manchester Metrolink performance figures it would be fair to say there is a fluctuating picture for anyone who has been travelling on the network as it very much … Continue reading

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M5000s have now travelled over 100 million kilometres

Manchester Metrolink’s Bombardier built M5000 trams have now clocked up more than one hundred million kilometres in service since the very first one entered service in 2009. The major milestone was reached at the end of April 2021.

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Update – Current services on operating systems across the British Isles

As restrictions continue to be eased we thought it was time to bring another summary of what services are being operated on tram and light rail systems across the British Isles. This is just the “public service” systems and doesn’t … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Manchester Metrolink 3042

In this latest edition of “Lockdown Walks” we take a trip out in Manchester as we view another of the M5000 trams in service.

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Manchester Metrolink Engineering Works: Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th May

There will be major engineering works taking place on the Manchester Metrolink network over the weekend of Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th May, timed to coincide with the next planned easing of relaxations the following day. Most of the works … Continue reading

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Metrolink delays after car and tram collides at Ashton West

Manchester Metrolink services on the East Manchester line were temporarily delayed on Thursday 6th May after a car and tram collided close to the stop at Ashton West. M5000 3078 was the tram involved with the car being a dark … Continue reading

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TfGM celebrates 10 years of progress

At the start of April 2011, Transport for Greater Manchester came into being after the former Greater Manchester PTE was rebranded following the awarding of additional powers. Over the past ten years there have been many hugely successful projects implemented … Continue reading

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West Midlands Metro 39 arrives at Wednesbury

The first of 21 new trams to cater for the ever expanding West Midlands Metro network has arrived at Wednesbury Depot. 39 was delivered to the depot on Wednesday 28th April having set out from Spain earlier in the week … Continue reading

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TfGM launch new “Tram Aware” campaign

With an increase in traffic levels on the region’s roads, Transport for Greater Manchester have launched a new campaign in which they encourage motorist to be “tram aware”. Between April 2019 and March 2021, 122 road traffic collisions were recorded … Continue reading

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In Pictures: M5000s 3122 & 3123 out on mileage accumulation

A few days ago we brought you pictures as the first of the new batch of M5000s for Manchester Metrolink was used in service for the first time since Christmas and now the next two are on the road to … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 24th April 2021

This week’s main site update has been uploaded and includes another two photo collections – from the archive and more recently.

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M5000 3125 arrives in Manchester as 3121 returns to service

The latest of the M5000 trams on order for Manchester Metrolink from Bombardier has arrived at Queens Road Depot with 3125 being delivered on Saturday 17th April – back in its regular Saturday slot after the last arrival turned up … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink engineering work: 24th & 25th April 2021

The next set of Manchester Metrolink engineering work has been announced which will see no trams able to run via the first city crossing throughout the weekend of 24th and 25th April 2021.

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Latest Metrolink update to GMCA shows passenger numbers are still well down

The latest meeting of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority Transport Committee included an update from the TfGM’s Head of Metrolink, Danny Vaughan, which gives an insight into how the network is continuing to operate during the pandemic. We recently saw … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 10th April 2021

This week we have a double helping of photos as we look into the Blackpool archives and go more up-to-date on Manchester Metrolink:

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Metrolink expansion has seen major benefits for local communities – new report

A new report – conducted using in-house Transport for Greater Manchester resources along with external specialists – has said that the major expansion of the Metrolink network has helped to improve residents access to employment, education and healthcare as well … Continue reading

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More engineering works on Manchester Metrolink

There will be two sets of engineering works on the Manchester Metrolink network over the weekend of Saturday 10th and Sunday 11 April leading to the Altrincham line being suspended and Rochdale to East Didsbury services diverted away from the … Continue reading

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Track issue on Metrolink sees no trams to Eccles… again!

No sooner had the road resurfacing work in Eccles been completed and Metrolink services were due to resume on the line than a track issue was discovered leading to the suspension of services to…Eccles! It had been planned that after … Continue reading

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3124 arrives in Manchester

The delivery of the current batch of M5000s for Manchester Metrolink has been a little erratic so far with the expected one every three-four weeks as mentioned in the original press release only having been met once at the very … Continue reading

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Metrolink suspended through St Peter’s Square after protests

Manchester Metrolink services had to be suspended for a time on Saturday 27th March after a group protesting against the Police and Crime Bill blocked the tram tracks. 18 protestors were arrested after being removed from the tracks at the … Continue reading

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