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Posted on 07/24/2013


Photo taken on April  6, 2013


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UK - Manchester trams

UK - Manchester trams
Metrolink T68 double unit nos: 1024 & 1009 with a Bury service passes M5000 no: 3041 at Deansgate-Castlefield stop, Manchester 6-4-13

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onewayticket
onewayticket
Thanks Angela :)
Some of the old T68 and T68As (blue livery) have been withdrawn now and in due course all will be as more M5000s (yellow livery) become available to replace them.
5 years ago.
onewayticket
onewayticket
Hmm, good question - the old ones have been unreliable although only 20 years old, not that old really when you look at trams elsewhere in Europe - however, they have more seats than the new M5000s - the T68 and T68As have 82/84 seats and 122 standing whereas the new M5000s have 52/58 seats and 146 standing -- so, many passengers prefer the old ones for seats but new ones for reliability ! ;)
5 years ago.
one42chrisp
one42chrisp
Nice catch! 20 years is pretty young for an electric traction vehicle. Our original Siemens U2s are now 36 years old and have just been refurbished in order for them to run another 15 to 20 years!!
5 years ago.
onewayticket
onewayticket
Thanks one42 and interesting point about your trams which will have a life of 50+ years now.
5 years ago.