A manufacturing issue has meant the first of the new vehicles will not be running on greater. First of 27 new trams to be put in service delivery of the second imminent.
The network has 99 stops along 65 miles 105 km of standard gauge track making it the most extensive light rail system in the united kingdom.
Manchester metrolink new trams. Travelsafe partnership to hold further days of action around face covering compliance on transport. Check out the map plan your journey and find the right ticket for you make sure to buy before you board. The new trams will be a boost to capacity and will help with social distancing.
Manchester s new metrolink trams have been delayed and now won t be running until next august. The m5000 tram is stabled at the queens road depot and will undergo testing and commissioning before entering service before christmas. With trams every 12 minutes the new metrolink line through trafford park gives you fast and frequent access to some of the region s largest employers and most iconic attractions.
Metrolink is owned by transport for greater manchester tfgm and operated and maintained under contract by a keolis amey consortium. Stockport will become a second metrolink hub under the plans with direct services to altrincham manchester airport and central manchester via didsbury planned. Manchester s metrolink tram system has been developed to encourage easier and faster travel in the city centre and beyond.
An extra 500 hours cleaning every week on trams and stops across the network in line with increased travel. Transport for greater manchester has announced the first of 27 new trams for the manchester metrolink has arrived after a 1 800km journey across europe. Funded by the transforming cities fund the 72m contract with bombardier will see the new trams introduced onto manchester s metrolink network the same m5000 model as the existing fleet and will enable the metrolink to run more double trams.
Stabled at metrolink s queens road depot the new vehicle will now undergo thorough testing and commissioning processes ahead of going into service next month. The first new m5000 metrolink tram has arrived in manchester after a 1 800km journey the first of 27 to arrive in the region over the coming months. Connecting all major railway stations and tourist attractions the metrolink runs every few minutes so you don t need a timetable you can just turn up and travel anytime from early morning until late in the evening.
Tram departure times journey planning tickets and travel information greater manchester tier 3 restrictions. Manchester metrolink branded locally simply as metrolink is a tram light rail system in greater manchester england. Reduce your journeys where possible and avoid travelling out of or into the area except where necessary.
A new underground station at manchester airport terminal two is proposed alongside the potential to expand the tram network to port salford and salford stadium in the west stalybridge in the east and middleton in the north.