Category Archives: Trams

Oldham gains its first tentative Metroshuttle

Over at East of the M60, Stuart took a trip on a new Metroshuttle service for Oldham beginning this week: a daily half-hourly service 400 to link to the rather remote temporary Metrolink stop at Mumps. Advertisements

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Manchester plays host to Olympians

The Olympics are here at last! Well, some of the football at least: Old Trafford football ground is playing host to both men’s and women’s football matches, with a range of transport links in place. As well as the Metrolink … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Metrolink! 20 today…

What better way to celebrate a birthday than with a big present? So Metrolink celebrates its 20th birthday today with the promise of twenty further new trams to arrive by 2014 and replace all the remaining original trams which are … Continue reading

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Metrolink opens to Oldham

The last train to Oldham Mumps ran on 3rd October 2009, since when commuters have had to rely on existing bus services to get to Manchester, albeit souped up with additional capacity. Thirty-two months later, on Wednesday this week, the … Continue reading

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Altrincham upgrade begins with footbridge demolition

The redevelopment of Altrincham Interchange (due to be completed in 2014) is slated to begin next Sunday with the demolition of the disused concrete footbridge linking the Metrolink station with the Stamford Quarter shopping centre. As a result, Stamford New … Continue reading

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“Where’s my Metrolink?”

Another week, another high-profile Metrolink failure, as the Altrincham line was suspended on Thursday evening due to a points failure at Timperley. Awkward timing given the UEFA Cup fixture at Old Trafford – and some interesting accounts from different perspectives. … Continue reading

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I’ve been away for a few days in Ireland and Wales – using a whole panoply of trains, buses, ferries and trams along the way. Here’s some interesting articles I’ve been catching up with: driving a tram at Heaton Park; … Continue reading

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