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 from Rochdale were terminating at Monsall. There were also issues for Manchester Airport and East Didsbury services.
Emergency repairs were required to the overhead with Pod-Trak engineers able to assist with these overnight although it wasn’t possible to complete the repairs in time for services to resume as normal from the start of service on Friday 6th May. This meant that the following services ran:
- Rochdale Town Centre to Monsall
- East Didsbury to Exchange Square
- Manchester Airport to Exchange Square (diverted via 2CC instead of its usual 1CC rouye)
All trams from Altrincham ran into Piccadilly whilst there was no service at all on the Bury line.
Danny Vaughan, TfGM Head of Metrolink, said: “I’d like to apologise to customers whose journey is affected by today’s disruption. Engineers have been working throughout the night trying to fix the damage and Metrolink staff are also out across the network to help passengers.”
The repairs were completed mid-morning allowing all services to resume in full from 1100.