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Passenger journeys on the Manchester Metrolink in the United Kingdom 1992–2020

The Manchester Metrolink recorded just over 44 million passenger journeys in 2019/20. Since beginning its operation in April 1992 as the United Kingdom’s first modern tram system, the Metrolink has grown to become an integral part of public transportation within the city.
The Metrolink is one of currently nine light rail systems in the country, next to those in London’s docklands, Croydon, Birmingham, Sheffield, Newcastle, Nottingham, Blackpool, and Edinburgh.

Leading light rail and tram system

Docklands Light Railway in London is currently the largest light rail and tram system in the UK. In 2019/20 it had recorded nearly 117 million passenger journeys, far outranking the Manchester Metrolink, which came in second.

Tram and metro use across Europe

As of 2016, trams and metros accounted for 1.7 percent of all passenger journeys made on land in the United Kingdom.

Number of passenger journeys on the Manchester Metrolink in the United Kingdom (UK) from 1992/93 to 2019/20

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Source

Release date

June 2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

1992 to 20120**

Supplementary notes

* The source gives the following information: “Manchester Metrolink have revised their method for calculation of passenger boardings so the figures from 2010/2011 are not directly comparable with previous years.”
** Financial years run from April 1 to March 31 each year.

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