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. 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.
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Metrolink manchester tram. Manchester s metrolink tram system has been developed to encourage easier and faster travel in the city centre and beyond. The metrolink tramway light rail system in greater manchester is owned by transport for greater manchester tfgm and operated and maintained under contract by ratp dev group. Metrolink is owned by transport for greater manchester tfgm and operated and maintained under contract by a keolis amey consortium.
In 2014 15 31 2 million passenger journeys were made on the system. More trains are then going to arrive every 3 4 weeks. The m5000 tram is stabled at the queens road depot and will undergo testing and commissioning before entering service before christmas.
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. Manchester metrolink branded locally simply as metrolink is a tram light rail system in greater manchester england. The network consists of seven lines which radiate from manchester city centre to termini at altrincham ashton under lyne bury east didsbury eccles.
Reduce your journeys where possible and avoid travelling out of or into the area except where necessary.