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Member Name: TheWeaver
Advantages: Quick, if it works
Disadvantages: Expensive, unreliable, busy
I invariably hate Manchester Metrolink.
Having been out of commission for months whilst the council made 'necessary' repairs and maintenance, promising it would come back bigger and better than ever, they lied.
I haven't experienced every public transport system in the world, but this one must be up there with the most unreliable. You can guarantee at least a dozen break downs a day. Once, recently, i was stuck on a cart for an hour with no word as to what the problem was, we were then shepherded off the tram and told basically to make our own ways home. I was gobsmacked.
It's not cheap either. For a fifteen minute journey, peak-time return you're looking at about £5.50 for a ticket, with no refunds if the service cocks up somewhere along the way, which it often does.
I honestly don't know what improvement they have made. The trams are as grotty as ever, at peak-times they are rammed with suffocating people, they do not run like clockwork, and no other destinations have been added as yet. Oh, and the ticket machines don't work properly either.
So well done Manchester Metrolink, you suck.
Summary: Needs actual improvements
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