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Metrolink supports the Poppy Appeal
11:51am Friday 2nd November 2012 in News
A SPECIAL poppy tram is running on the Metrolink network in Greater Manchester until November 11 as part of the Armistice Day commemorations.
Tram 1022 has decorated with poppies in support of the Royal British Legion’s annual appeal.
It is the fifth consecutive year that Metrolink has decorated a tram in this way, and follows the Transport for Greater Manchester Committee pledging its continued support for the Lancashire Fusiliers by committing to name one of the new M5000 trams after the historic regiment.
That commitment was made in light of the impending retirement of the current Lancashire Fusiliers tram, vehicle 1020, as part of the project to replace all the older Metrolink trams with brand new vehicles by 2014.
On November 11, there will be changes to some Metrolink services while Remembrance Day commemorations take place; passengers can check the Metrolink website (www.metrolink.com) for more information.