News of Metrolink works at Altrincham 24 – 25 February 2018 ….

Posted on February 16th, 2018, by The Chairman

Our Secretary, Paul Wilkinson writes ….

There will be no trams from Altrincham to Timperley after 2330 Saturday night and all day Sunday.

A bus replacement service will be in operation as follows:
Saturday from 2330 – Altrincham to Timperley
Sunday all day – Altrincham to Timperley

To view a map of the bus stop locations on 24 – 25 February, select your stop below:
Navigation Road

For other works across the network on weekends in February click
here and select “Future”.

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  1. Andrew Macfarlane Says:

    Perhaps the defective points on the rail side might be being replaced? Posters at Navigation Road talk of “trackwork”. Will the level crossing be closed? If so that will have implications for both the rail and Metrolink replacement buses.

  2. Paul Wilkinson Says:

    Deansgate Lane level crossing has warning signs for road and footpath closure this Saturday night and Sunday.
    Any signs at Navigastion Rd crossing?

  3. Andrew Macfarlane Says:

    No there are no signs at Navigation Road crossing so I presume that the crossing will be open. I see that the up line has been “pegged out” from Deansgate Junction around the corner towards Skelton Junction so presumably that is where the relaying is. The Metrolink closure between Altrincham and Timperley is not being well publicised.

  4. Simon Barber Says:

    I wondered whether the Sunday closure of the Metrolink line might be for improvement to the crossover at Altrincham which every tram has to take at walking pace? There are a lot of speed restrictions on the Altrincham-Timperley stretch of Metrolonk, making for slow journeys, or so it seems to me. Is here any plan to deal with them?

  5. Andrew Macfarlane Says:

    Work on the crossover into platform 1 at Altrincham is in the pipeline but I think it will be later in the year. It’s ridiculous how long it has taken to sort this out.

  6. Paul Wilkinson Says:

    Due to Network Rail works there will be some changes to Metrolink services over the weekend of Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th March.
    These are the same as above – just different weekend

    Saturday from 11.30pm · Altrincham to Timperley
    Sunday all day· Altrincham to Timperley

    Buses will call at all stops.

  7. Andrew Macfarlane Says:

    No sign of any engineering work today (although I hear that Deansgate Lane level crossing is closed). Metrolink passengers appear to be being inconvenienced unnecessarily.

  8. Andrew Macfarlane Says:

    It seems that Metrolink services will be running all the way to Altrincham on the three remaining Sundays in March. The latest engineering update on the Metrolink page of the TfGM website covers the three weekends until the end of the month and makes no mention of any work between Timperley and Altrincham. Does that perhaps mean (if it is correct) that we will have to wait longer for the reinstatement of the points on the heavy rail line at Navigation Road?

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