On the 23rd July 2020, there are No. customers for any Metrolink Tram services at Manchester Victoria just a member of staff undertaking additional cleaning duties. Social distancing stickers can be clearly seen along the platform. 3071 stands awaiting departure with a service to Manchester Airport. Since the relaxation of lock down measures passenger numbers have risen to 20000 a day well short of the 120000+ a day being seen before the arrival of Covid 19.The DFT is funding 95% of Metrolinks costs as it is claimed the Network is losing approx 6 million pounds a month. The support is scheduled to end in August . However the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham is lobbying for an extension.
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