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Low-speed tram collision in Manchester to be referred to RAIB

Manchester’s Metrolink will be liaising with the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) after a low-speed collision on the tram network this morning.

Shortly before 8.30am two trams collided in St Peter’s Square, causing major delays on the tram network.

Transport for Greater Manchester, which owns the light rail system, said that it does not believe anyone was injured in the incident.

Head of Metrolink Danny Vaughan apologised for the incident and said he had emphasised to operator Keolis/Amey that “a meticulous and swift investigation into this incident is carried out.”

He added that the incident will be referred to RAIB, as is normal practice.


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Photo: Greater Manchester Police.
Photo: Greater Manchester Police.

 


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