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quick, fairly reliable, fairly reasonable

avoid durirng rush hours

Efficient, cheap public transport seems to be a very pressing issue. As a non-driver it is vital I have a reliable system. Luckily living in Manchester we have the Metrolink alongside the trains and buses. What is the Metrolink? It is Manchester's tram system. Manchester is almost unique in...

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Excellent

regular services, fairly cheap

occasional delays, peak times

So in my quest to find a new job (and getting a sodding tax disc from the DVLA) today I had to venture to the bright lights of Manchester city centre, my chosen method of transportation the metrolink from Radcliffe. OK the metrolink for the uninitiated is the tram system that runs through...

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Satisfactory

Frequent, Accessible

Unreliable, Overpriced, Overcrowded

The current network in Manchester runs to Altrincham, Bury and Eccles. In the city there is a spur to Piccadilly Station. The platforms are reasonably spacious, all have disabled access, and a ticket machine. There are random spot checks on the trams, and a £20 fine if you are caught without a...

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Good

Comfortable seating

Rubbish ticket machine but no humans to buy a tick...

Love them or hate them trams are quicker to get from one point to another in Manchester than either buses or cars. There aren't tram routes in all parts of Manchester or Greater Manchester but there are new routes being built which is a good thing. Trains are better but on some routes there are...

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Not for me

“Beware the Eccles line”

published 20/05/2006

Relatively clean

Unreliable, Expensive, Poorly Maintained, Dangerou...

Thanks to the poor management of Serco and a lack of funding, the ailing Eccles line only gets poorer every year. 3 days out of 5 there's at least a 24 minute delay due to broken down trams (of which they have no extras.) Announcements at various points on the line run in 'night mode' which...

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