Daily Archives: Saturday 10 November 2012

New name for Metrolink T68 1024

Manchester Metrolink T68 1024 has been named Jeff Jardine, to mark the retirement of  one of Metrolink’s long serving controllers. Jeff had been with Metrolink since January 1992 – before the line had opened to the public – and has … Continue reading

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Metrolink show support for Poppy Appeal

As normal Manchester Metrolink have shown support for the Poppy Appeal by decorating one of their trams with poppies – with the appropriately named Poppy Appeal (T68 1022) the tram chosen for this honour in 2012. 1022 entered service with … Continue reading

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Metrolink bridge installed over M60

The first of two bridges to be installed over motorways in Greater Manchester for the Metrolink extension to the Airport has been put into place and the work was done so quickly the motorway was able to be opened eight … Continue reading

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Tramlink delays after car drives onto tracks

London Tramlink services saw delays on Friday 2nd November after a car managed to drive onto the tracks at Sandilands – with the driver apparently blaming her Sat-Nav for directing her there! Transport for London officials had to get the … Continue reading

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Metal thieves hit Metrolink again

More delays have been experienced on Manchester Metrolink after metal thieves targeted the cables at Trafford Bar. This meant that services on the Altrincham line were delayed during the evening rush hour on Monday 5th November whilst engineers attended to … Continue reading

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MER suffers delays after fallen tree

Following hot on the heels of problems on the Manx Electric Railway because of flooding more bad weather saw a service suspension after a tree fell on the track at Maughold. The incident happened on Friday 2nd November and saw … Continue reading

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More traffic changes in Oldham as work continues on Metrolink extension

From Thursday 8th November there have been changes to the traffic management around Manchester Street roundabout in Oldham town centre as work continues to construct the Metrolink extension due to open in 2014. As a result of these changes the … Continue reading

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