Metrolink in Manchester halted over technical issue


The Tram services at Manchester’s Metrolink has been suspended due to a technical failure at its control depot. About eight lines have been affected due to a problem at the Network Management Centre in Old Trafford and thousands of passengers have been affected.


It has been predicted that the communication systems that has not been able to flag up where the trams are since 11:15 BST. It is still not known for how long the services will be available. The director of Metrolink, Peter Cushing said, “We’ve got most trams into stops now so we’ve been able to… speak to people on the trams.”
Cushing added that people are being offered to get bus or train services or to wait with the trams until they get the system repaired and running again. One of the passengers Ian Hodgkinson said, “All the driver could tell us was that the whole system had gone down and they were trying to restore it.”
The passenger added that there are many elderly on and there are also many people who are missing important appointments. On the other hand Manchester Metrolink posted on the social network thanking people for their passengers and assured that the work is going on to fix the issue and that they would communicate about any developments.
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