There will be a reduced service in operation on Manchester’s Metrolink from this Friday (6th August)
A number of staff are absent from work due to Coronavirus and it order to provide a more reliable service for passengers the reduced timetable will be in place until September.
The new timetable will see trams running every 12 minutes on the network, with double trams operating along the busiest lines.
If additional staff are available then more services will be run where possible.
KeolisAmey Metrolink (KAM) and Transport for Greater Manchester are hope to reintroduce more frequent services in early September as passengers return to school and work.
TfGM’s Head of Metrolink, Danny Vaughan, said: “I think everyone is aware that the ‘pingdemic’ is having a significant impact across multiple sectors, including transport.
“We have been working really hard to keep people moving, but the reality is staff absences are impacting services.
“Moving to a temporary 12-minute frequency will ensure we can operate a more reliable service and alleviate some of the pressure staff are under, which is extremely important for their own wellbeing.
“I’d like to reassure passengers we will add extra trams where we can and will be aiming to return to a more frequent service at the start of September. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but hope that our customers understand and bear with us at this time.”
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