A special tram paying tribute to the unique spirit of Manchester will run on the Metrolink network from today.
Tram 3022 has been named the ‘Spirit of Manchester’ to
celebrate the incredible response of the local community following the
Manchester Arena attack.
The ‘Spirit of Manchester’ tram will run across the network and
is expected to carry people travelling to the One Love Manchester
charity concert at Old Trafford cricket ground to raise funds for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.
Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, said: “The
incredible spirit of the people of Manchester has been what has
sustained us all since last week.
“Our city has come together and the unity we have shown has made Manchester a beacon of hope around the world.
Councillor Andrew Fender, Chair of the Transport for Greater
Manchester (TfGM) Committee said: “Manchester’s unique spirit has been
on display for the whole world to see in recent days.
“The kindness, courage, strength and resilience of the local community is no surprise to anyone who knows the city well.
“Metrolink and the Manchester bee are both local icons of our
great city and this special tram unites the two, as we stand strong
Metrolink is offering free travel to Emirates Old Trafford for anyone attending the One Love Manchester concert.
Metrolink will be running an enhanced service on Sunday for the
concert and a football match at the nearby Old Trafford stadium. Visit www.metrolink.co.uk, call Metrolink Customer Services on 0161 205 2000 or follow @MCRMetrolink on Twitter for live travel updates.