Wednesday 25th May was a night which proved to be a bit troublesome for passengers attempting to travel on Manchester Metrolink with four incidents causing problems – on a night when scores of people were trying to get to the Etihad Stadium to watch Bruce Springsteen. There were two collisions involving trams, a car finding its way onto the tracks and technical problems which all combined to cause delays on the network.
The highest profile incident happened at 1750 when a car drove onto the tracks near to New Islington and got stuck on the tracks leading down to the tunnel. This saw the service on the Ashton-under-Lyne route being suspended just as passengers were attempting to reach the Etihad Stadium for the concert.
Elsewhere two collisions caused problems with a car and tram colliding in Droylsden at 1730 and then later on in the evening a bus was involved in a collision with a tram at Piccadilly Gardens. There were also issues on the Bury line because of signalling problems at Queen’s Road.
And then just a few hours after this problems were solved another car managed to find its way onto the tracks causing delays to late night services. An Audi got stuck on the tracks on Mosley Street – just at the start (or finish?!) of the single line section – at around 0030.