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'Low speed collision' causes delay on Metrolink

There were delays on Manchester's Metrolink this morning after two trams were involved in a 'low speed collision' at St Peter’s Square.

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Transport for Greater Manchester’s Head of Metrolink, Danny Vaughan, said does not appear that any serious injuries were caused but matter will also be referred to the Rail Accident Investigation Board.

“I’d also like to apologise to our other passengers on the network this morning whose journey was or is delayed and disrupted as a result.

“I’ve emphasised to the operator the absolute urgency in which they need to get services running and also ensure a meticulous and swift investigation into this incident is carried out. The matter will also be referred to the Rail Accident Investigation Board in due course, as is normal practice in such circumstances."

– TfGM’s Head of Metrolink, Danny Vaughan

There are currently no services to the Ashton line for Manchester Metrolink service between Ashton-Under-Lyne and Piccadilly Gardens. Tickets being accepted on local bus routes.