Archive for the ‘Metrolink’ Category

Metrolink service revisions up to Christmas 2016 ….

Posted on November 8th, 2016, by The Chairman

Paul Wilkinson writes …. Metrolink are revising services on the run up to Christmas. Metrolink has announced temporary changes to boost popular services on the Altrincham, Bury, East Didsbury and Oldham lines for the busy festive period. From Monday 7 November through to Friday 23 December double trams will run on every weekday Bury to […]

Changes to Metrolink services when the new St Peter’s Square stop opens ….

Posted on August 17th, 2016, by The Chairman

Our Secretary, Paul Wilkinson writes …. Metrolink services are on track to return to Manchester’s St Peter’s Square at the end of August after a multi-million pound transformation of the popular city centre tram stop. Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is aiming to resume services through the square during the Bank Holiday weekend subject to […]

Changes to Metrolink trams from 26 June 2016 to end of August 2016 ….

Posted on June 15th, 2016, by The Chairman

Paul Wilkinson writes …. As part of the continuing works in the city centre, some major changes to Metrolink services start from 26 June. In order to open a much bigger, better tram stop at St Peter’s Square at the end of August, there will be no tram services through St Peter’s Square from 26 […]

Metrolink News – May 2016

Posted on May 7th, 2016, by The Chairman

Here’s the latest Metrolink news. Time to enforce Yellow Boxes. There’s no point in having them otherwise. My experience is that Manchester has been consistently poor at this and from long before Metrolink came to town.

Metrolink Update – April 2016 ….

Posted on April 11th, 2016, by The Chairman

Our Secretary, Paul Wilkinson writes …. The latest set of agenda papers for Metrolink Capital projects (for the subcommittee meeting on Friday 15 April) is published and includes: Tram Management System (TMS) The next major phase for TMS will be the commissioning of twin track operation through St Peter’s Square at the end of the […]

Tram Management System (TMS) coming to Altrincham ….

Posted on January 29th, 2016, by The Chairman

Paul Wilkinson writes … Regarding the Tram Management System (TMS) on Metrolink – yet to be implemented on the Network Rail managed part of the line between Timperley and Altrincham. Whilst previously it was expected the tram location system allowing the Passenger Information Displays (PIDs) to be switched on in the first quarter of 2016, […]

Metrolink online timetable changes ….

Posted on January 25th, 2016, by The Chairman

Despite Metrolink insisting they run their trams to a frequency and not to a timetable, the North West journey planner has Metrolink timetables available which were available using the “bus numbers” MET1 to MET6. With the changes to the network diagram to a single colour (to assist those with impaired colour recognition), with end of […]

Metrolink Exchange Square opens on 6 December ….

Posted on December 1st, 2015, by The Chairman

The new Metrolink tram stop at Exchange Square opens from Sunday 6 December with a new daily service to Shaw and Crompton every 12 minutes at certain times of the day. This increases the capacity on the Oldham and Rochdale lines to a tram every 6 minutes at times when this extra service is operating. […]

Changes to Metrolink services: November 2015 ….

Posted on October 27th, 2015, by The Chairman

Paul Wilkinson writes …. Sunday 1 November 2015 No trams will operate between Victoria and Piccadilly Gardens. Tram services will operate Altrincham – Etihad Campus. Replacement buses will operate: Victoria – Piccadilly, calling at all stops except Market Street. Full details here. City Centre Improvements Sunday 8 November 2015 (Rememberance Sunday) No trams will operate […]

Altrincham Metrolink line closed all weekend 17 & 18 October ….

Posted on October 10th, 2015, by The Chairman

Our Secretary, Paul Wilkinson writes …. The Altrincham Metrolink line will be closed on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 October to allow a set of points be installed south of Sale tram stop. These points will enable trams in the future to change direction at Sale when arriving from the city. Replacement buses will operate […]