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Two metrolink links are closed this morning after a derailment at St Werburgh's Road.
The incident happened sometime last night and means that the Manchester Airport and East Didsbury lines will be suspended until further notice.
More updates when we have them.
The very first tram on the brand new Manchester Airport Metrolink landed this morning.
Trams from the airport will run as far as Cornbrook in South Manchester, the new line means that the airport is now accessible by tram, train and bus.
The line opened a year ahead of the planned schedule.
The Metrolink line to Manchester Airport will take its first passengers today a year ahead of schedule.
Trams from the airport will run as far as Cornbrook in South Manchester.
Wayne Poole, Passenger Services Director, Manchester Airport Group says residents and travellers will both benefit.
St Peter's Square Metrolink stop in Manchester City Centre will close for 14 months next year as work gets under way on the second city crossing.
Transport for Greater Manchester says the construction scheme will involve relocating the existing stop to allow for greater public space in the main area of the square.
The second city crossing will run from Lower Mosley Street through St Peter’s Square, before turning down Princess Street and then heading along Cross Street and Corporation Street before heading to Victoria station.
Councillor Andrew Fender, Chair of the TfGM Committee said: “This is a massive project that requires significant changes and will, unavoidably, come with a level of disruption.
“Given the location and the work involved there is no easy way of delivering this scheme. Both the scale and complexities involved – set against the importance of maintaining services through the city – mean this is the best possible option."
Police were called to Prestwich tram stop today after reports someone was injured on the line.
Manchester Fire said: "We are in attendance at Prestwich Metrolink Station. The station is closed and no service is operating from here."
Metrolink said a reduced service is operating on the Bury line.
Detectives in Oldham are trying to trace the victims of two robberies in Oldham.
Officers have viewed CCTV footage from the Hollinwood Metrolink station which shows the offender jumping onto the tram to steal two mobile phones.
The victims were sitting next to the open doors.
As part of the subsequent investigation a 19 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery.
Police want to trace the two victims from the attack on Friday 17th January.