Another derailed tram disrupts travel across Manchester city centre
It's the second incident in less than two months.
Metrolink have confirmed yet another derailed tram, sparking significant delays and widespread disruption across Manchester City centre.
The two-carriage tram was reported as having come off the tracks alongside Lower Mosley Street, just outside the Midland Hotel on Wednesday afternoon.
The double-service to Bury via Market Street became stuck across two tracks as it was approaching St Peters Square, leaving passengers stuck on board as they waited for instructions and to be allowed to safely disembark.
Metrolink have simply described the incident as a ‘failed tram’ and have now warned commuters of travel disruption to a number of lines this afternoon.
Tweeting shortly after the tram derailed, the travel company informed passengers that services in and around Manchester city centre will be impacted for the foreseeable.
They are also yet to announce how the derailment occurred and how long delays will last.
They confirmed that the lines will operate as follows:
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Rail replacement bus services have already been dispatched, helping provide a backup option for those travelling to the likes of the Trafford Centre, from Deansgate-Castlefield to Piccadilly and numerous other lines.
Transport for Greater Manchester and bus operators like Stagecoach have confirmed they are accepting tram tickets in order to board various services.
This is the second time a tram has derailed in less than two months, with a similar incident occurring outside the Piccadilly Bus Station back in September.
Be sure to keep an eye on Metrolink’s social media channels for live updates.
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