Metrolink hit by widespread delays after overhead line damage
Metrolink services to Bury are still suspended as work continues to repair damage to overhead lines, which led to major delays on the network yesterday.
Repairs to overhead lines between Deansgate-Castlefield were carried out last night, allowing services to run as normal from this morning.
However, problems are still continuing between Bury and Queens Road, with no services running between the two stations.
Damage to lines at Radcliffe caused the complete suspension of the Bury to Altrincham line yesterday, with a replacement bus service running between Victoria and Bury.
Parts of the Bury line were re-opened this morning, with services running from Altrincham to Queens Road.
As of 08:00 this morning, services were operating between Altrincham and Whitefield, and between Queens Road to Piccadilly.
TfGM estimated full service would be restored by early afternoon, and added an investigation was taking place into the cause of the damage to the overhead lines in both locations.
Services on all other Metrolink lines are operating as normal.
Danny Vaughan, head of Metrolink for TfGM, said: “I apologise to our customers who are having to use alternative transport to make their journeys this morning.
“I understand that this is inconvenient and frustrating. Investigations have begun to find out the cause of the damage to the overhead lines but our immediate priority is to restore a full service on the Bury line as soon as possible.”