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Metrolink powered up again after overhead line repair

Disrupted parts of Greater Manchester’s Metrolink, including East Didsbury and Altrincham, are back up and running after repairs were carried out to overhead lines.

Work was carried out to damage on the wires throughout the night and this morning (16 February), and a test tram has been sent through. Subsequently, services began to return to normal.

Some delays will remain until a full service is restored, and ticket acceptance will be in place until then. Passengers are still encouraged to check before they travel by visiting the dedicated travel information page or Metrolink social media channels for more information.

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Damaged equipment will now be assessed as part of investigation work underway to identify the underlying cause of fault.

Alex Cropper, head of operations at Transport for Greater Manchester, said: “I would like to reiterate our apologies to everyone whose journeys were affected by the issues on Metrolink, both last night and today.

“Engineers have successfully repaired the damage to overhead lines after working throughout the night and morning, but some delays are expected while the operator returns a full service on the lines.

“I’d like to once again thank passengers for their patience and understanding and would encourage people to visit the TfGM website or Metrolink Twitter feed for the latest travel information.”

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