Tag: Metrolink

Metro disruption following collision in Wythenshawe

Metrolink services on the Airport line are disrupted this morning after a tram and roadsweeper vehicle were involved in a collision on Moor Road, Wythenshawe.

There are no services running between Roundthorn and Sale Water Park while crews assess the damage and remove the vehicle.

Metrolink says tram tickets can be used on local buses.

Transport bosses make funding bid to expand Airport Metro line

Pic: Mikey

Transport for Greater Manchester has submitted a funding bid to the Department for Transport to extend the Metrolink’s Airport line.

The Airport line currently terminates at Manchester Airport’s railway station, but the funding bid outlines the potential to extend the line with an additional stop at Terminal 2.

According to a report in The Place North West, TfGM said the expansion would “align with Manchester Airport Group’s intended expansion to Terminal 2 and the future development of Airport City”.

TfGM will also look into extending the Metrolink from Terminal 2 to the proposed HS2 station at the airport, which forms part of the wider “Western Loop” initiative, which could potentially link the HS2 station at the airport to Wythenshawe Hospital and the surrounding area.

Other options to make the airport a transport hub for the area include proposals for a busway and cycleway linking Altrincham with the airport’s HS2 station; additional bus priority lanes on the existing road network; and an extension of the railway station’s platforms to increase capacity.

Two hurt in crash near Manchester College, Wythenshawe

Two people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic crash near Manchester College in Wythenshawe this morning, according to the Manchester Evening News.


Family pay tribute to cyclist who died after tram collision

Martin HughesThe family of a 51-year-old former soldier have paid tribute to him after he was killed in collision with a tram in Woodhouse Park, Wythenshawe, yesterday.

Cyclist, Martin Hughes died, following the collision at about  7am on Tuesday in Woodhouse Park.

Martin’s brothers said: “Martin was a very private man and liked to keep himself to himself. He was a much loved brother, uncle and brother-in-law. He has lived all of his life around the South Manchester area. Continue reading “Family pay tribute to cyclist who died after tram collision”

Two injured after car collides with tram in Wythenshawe

Two people were injured and taken to hospital after a car collided with a tram in Wythenshawe.

The accident happened near Martinscroft Metrolink stop on Hollyhedge Road at around 5.30pm yesterday.

Fire crews, paramedics, police, Metrolink workers and council officers all attended the after the incident.

Two people were cut free from the vehicle by firefighters and taken to Wythenshawe Hospital by ambulance.