Manchester Metrolink have unveiled a special tram paying tribute to the unique spirit of Manchester following the Manchester Arena attack. M5000 3022 has been named “Spirit of Manchester” and has a new livery design inspired by the worker bee, which has become an iconic Manchester symbol.
3022 was first used in its new livery on Sunday 4th June – the day of the One Love Manchester charity concert at Old Trafford Cricket Ground. The livery has again made clever use of the spots at the ends with black spots added whilst there are also small bee vinyls on the tram body.
Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, said: “The incredible spirit of the people of Manchester has been what has sustained us all since last week. Our city has come together and the unity we have shown has made Manchester a beacon of hope around the world. The Manchester Bee has taken on a new significance over recent days and it is fitting that we display it proudly on the Metrolink as many of us head to what will be a memorable and moving event.”