This the follow up DVD to 'Manchester Metrolink, 20 Years Of Progress' which was released in 2012 and covered the then existing lines to Bury, Altrincham, Eccles, Oldham and St. Werburgh's Road. The last 5 years has seen construction of lines from Piccadilly to Ashton-Under-Lyne, St Werburgh's Road to Manchester Airport and East Didsbury, the Oldham Town Centre diversion and the line to Rochdale. and perhaps the most important section, the 2nd City Crossing (2CC) from Victoria Station to St. Peter's Square. This section involved new track layouts at Victoria and St. Peter's Square plus the construction of a new roof at Victoria Station. The past 5 years has also seen the withdrawal of the T68 and T68A classes of trams, the fleet now consists of 120 Bombardier M5000 Flexity Swift trams, nos. 3001 to 3120, built between 2009 and 2016. The DVD is divided into 4 Parts:
Part 1: The 2CC from Victoria to St. Peter's Square via Corporation Street, Cross Street and Princess Street. Deansgate-Castelfied stop is also featured, this stop has been considerably enlarged to cope with the extra traffic generated by the Airport and East Didsbury services.
Part 2: Piccadilly to Ashton-Under-Lyne.
Part 3: St. Werburgh's Road to Manchester Airport and East Didsbury.
Part 4: Oldham to Rochdale, including the Oldham Town Centre diversion.
No commentary, subtitles. Wide screen, PAL(UK) system. Enjoy the sights and sounds of trams in and around Manchester
Excerpts from this DVD can be seen on Youtube: