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Metrolink - Articles and news items

First test tram travels on Metrolink’s new Second City Crossing

Industry news  •  5 December 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Metrolink has begun operational tram test runs on Manchester’s Second City Crossing between St Peter’s Square tram stop and Exchange Square stop.

Planned Metrolink services announced as Second City Crossing set to open early 2017

Industry news  •  4 November 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Under new proposals, more Metrolink trains will soon run into the heart of Manchester city centre as Second City Crossing prepares to open in early 2017.

Metrolink celebrates arrival of 120th tram ahead of Second City Crossing opening

Industry news  •  20 October 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Manchester Metrolink has celebrated the arrival of its 120th tram ahead of the new Second City Crossing opening early next year.

Go ahead given for Trafford Park Metrolink line in Manchester

Industry news  •  14 October 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

A new £350 million Metrolink tram link has been given the go ahead expanding the network by 3.4 miles through Trafford Park.

Final tracks laid for Metrolink Second City Crossing

Industry news  •  13 September 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Metrolink Second City Crossing is on course for completion before the end of the year with the final tracks now laid into position.

Manchester’s new-look St Peter’s Square tram stop opens to passengers

Industry news  •  31 August 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Passengers are now able to board trams at the new-look expanded St Peter’s Square tram stop in Manchester following a 14-month redevelopment project.

Passengers clock up 5 million sessions on Metrolink WiFi since launch

Industry news  •  22 June 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

More than 5 million sessions have been logged on Greater Manchester’s Metrolink WiFi since its launch in March 2015.

Greater Manchester’s Metrolink service is proving a hit with passengers

Industry news  •  8 June 2016  •  Mandy Parrett, Editorial Assistant

The Department for Transport (DfT) has taken stock of passenger numbers for Greater Manchester’s Metrolink network this week and it’s proving more popular than ever before.

Communications fault suspends Metrolink services

Industry news  •  25 April 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Transport for Manchester has advised people to make alternative travel plans following the suspension of Metrolink services caused by a technical fault.

Platform construction underway on Metrolink’s Second City Crossing

Industry news  •  12 April 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Metrolink’s Second City Crossing platform construction is well underway at Manchester city centre’s St. Peter’s Square.

Metrolink get me there ticketing app launched

Industry news  •  10 November 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Transports for Greater Manchester has launched the Metrolink get me there ticketing app enabling customers to buy Metrolink travelcards via smartphone before travel.

Metrolink Airport line records 1.88m journeys in first year of service

Industry news  •  3 November 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Transport for Greater Manchester celebrates success of its Metrolink Airport line following 1.88 million journeys logged in first full year of service.

Testing phase begins on Metrolink’s Second City Crossing

Industry news  •  26 October 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Overhead power lines transporting Metrolink trams to Manchester’s Exchange Square stop have been switched on marking the first stage of testing on the Second City Crossing.

European funding aids Metrolink tram stop transformation

Industry news  •  18 September 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Deansgate-Castlefield Metrolink stop has been transformed thanks to funding from a major European grant.

Metrolink on the map as tram testing starts through St Peter’s Square

Industry news  •  26 August 2015  •  Victoria White

Test trams have been running through St Peter’s Square as Metrolink bosses get ready to restore tram links across Manchester later this week…

 

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