‘Chaos’ at Metrolink station as passengers are told to leave service from Manchester

‘Chaos’ descended on a north Manchester tram stop after passengers were asked to leave a tram with a faulty door. Passengers spoke of a “terrible experience” on the Rochdale Metrolink line as dramatic scenes unfolded at Monsall station.

Pictures from the scene show a huge queue of passengers in the rain at around 6:25pm today (March 15) on the Rochdale-bound line. Several Metrolink staff members appeared to be talking to passengers in an attempt to control the line.

A witness told the Manchester evening news: “The trams have been in chaos tonight. Doors broke on a tram in Monsall and now 100 people are trying to cram other trams that are already full.”

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Other passengers posted on Twitter to express their frustration. @arnie_booth wrote: “@MCRMetrolink terrible experience on the tram tonight. Tram breaks down in Monsall.

“There are five or six Metrolink employees at the station, who have no idea what they are doing and offer no help to passengers on the platform. They have no idea what they were supposed to do.”

Passengers had to exit the tram with a broken door(Image: submitted)

@malachitmorris added: “The Monsall to Rochdale tram got stuck on the platform packed with people making them go up and down the gates with ticket inspectors on the other side. How can you expect people to pay for that service? unless the trains give you a refund.”


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