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.
1/2 Due to a road traffic accident, we currently have no services travelling between Sale Water Park and Roundthorn. Customers travelling towards the Airport are advised to alight the tram at Chorlton or Barlow Moor Road..
UPDATE: Customers can also use their Metrolink ticket on bus services 19 and 41. We also have ticket acceptance on Northern Rail services between Manchester Airport and the City Centre. https://t.co/tu5px7Eq1l
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.