Metrolink T68s

Discussion in 'Other Public Transport' started by neilmc, 26 Feb 2019.

  1. neilmc

    neilmc Member

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    Surprised to glimpse a few of these still extant at Trafford depot several years after withdrawal. Any future for them?
     
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  3. bluegoblin7

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    1007 is owned by the Manchester Transport Museum Society (MTMS) and I believe an appeal is due to be announced soon to raise funds for a depot for it at Heaton Park.

    1020 and 1023 were initially retained for departmental use, although these plans didn't come to fruition. I believe they remain operable, at least around the depot.

    2001 was retained as it had a lot of money spent on it only a couple of years before withdrawal to return it to service, before it was decided to settle on a full fleet of M5000s. This included a complete rewire by Bombardier to cure a long term bug.
     
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    1007 is in the shed at Trafford. The others are outside and are very much dead.
     

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