Archive for the ‘Metrolink’ Category

Further Details of Metrolink service changes from 28 January ….

Posted on January 14th, 2018, by The Chairman

Paul Wilkinson writes …. Further Details are emerging of the changes to Metrolink services from 28 January: • earlier trams from Altrincham and directs to Bury Mon to Sat; and later trams on Su and BH from city to Altrincham • Bury trams from Platform 2 at Altrincham, Piccadilly trams from Platform 1. First tram […]

Metrolink Update – December 2017 ….

Posted on December 5th, 2017, by The Chairman

Paul Wilkinson writes …. Over the last 4 or 5 weeks it is apparent subtle changes have been made to Altrincham services not previously been advertised: More Trams for Metrolink Busiest Lines. An additional two trams have been added to the Altrincham – Etihad service which means from around 0700 the previous all day single […]

KeolisAmey take over the operation of Metrolink ….

Posted on July 16th, 2017, by The Chairman

Paul Wilkinson writes …. Greater Manchester’s Metrolink tram system – the largest of its kind in the UK – has welcomed a new operator on board to run the iconic network from Saturday 15 July. KeolisAmey Metrolink (KAM), a joint venture partnership of leading global public transport operator, Keolis, and infrastructure asset management specialist, Amey, […]

Metrolink update – July 2017 ….

Posted on July 14th, 2017, by The Chairman

Metrolink customers are being invited to have their say on how fares will change from January 2018. The Metrolink Fare Survey will ask customers to choose between two options for increasing fares, before a final decision is made by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) this autumn. The increase in Metrolink fares comes at the […]

Metrolink update – May 2017 ….

Posted on May 7th, 2017, by The Chairman

Our Secretary, Paul Wilkinson writes …. There’s no mention on the beta TFGM or Metrolink websites, but notice improvements work posters are up at some stops talking about engineering work taking place on Sunday 14 May. Services will run as following. Sunday 14 May No trams Altrincham to City Centre Tram service: * Bury to […]

Metrolink Update – April 2017 ….

Posted on April 14th, 2017, by The Chairman

Paul Wilkinson writes …. Two new substations providing additional power and resilience across the Metrolink tram network – enabling more vehicles to run – are set to be installed as part of a multi-million pound improvement package. Preparation works for the substations, which are being built on Metrolink park and ride sites at Brooklands and […]

Confirmation of the opening of the 2CC on Sunday 26 February ….

Posted on February 16th, 2017, by The Chairman

Paul Wilkinson writes …. Confirmation of the opening of the 2CC on Sunday 26 February TfGM Press Release Service changes from Sunday 26 February: Altrincham – Bury (via Market Street) Altrincham – Etihad Campus Bury – Piccadilly Ashton-under-Lyne – Eccles MediaCityUK – Piccadilly Manchester Airport – Deansgate-Castlefield East Didsbury – Rochdale Town Centre (via Exchange […]

New Metrolink operator for 10 years from July ….

Posted on January 19th, 2017, by The Chairman

Paul Wilkinson writes …. KeolisAmey are the new Metrolink operator for 10 years from 0200 on Sunday 16 July 2017 They also operate Docklands Railway and are part of the Nottingham consortium for their trams. Expect additional 300 staff with more customer service staff in evenings and weekends. Details are here.

Changes to weekend tram services for Metrolink 2017 improvement works ….

Posted on January 16th, 2017, by The Chairman

Our Secretary, Paul Wilkinson writes …. On Sunday 15 January ‘early bird’ services between Manchester Airport and Firswood will be replaced by buses. Normal services are expected to resume from 6am on the same day. This is to allow for improvements to the tram management system. On Sunday 22 January, rail replacement work in the […]

Welcome Metrolink news ….

Posted on November 10th, 2016, by The Chairman

Paul Wilkinson writes …. Welcome news. As from last Monday, the Passenger Information Displays (PIDs) are now showing realtime departure information at Altrincham, Navigation Road and Timperley Metrolink stops. These display units were installed many years ago, but problems of interfacing with Network Rail have meant they weren’t in use when all the other stops […]