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Tram services have been disrupted following a crash between a tram and a car.

The incident happened in Hollyhedge Road, Wythenshawe, this afternoon. Greater Manchester Police said officers had responded to reports of a collision between ‘a tram and a vehicle’.

Metrolink trams have been suspended between Manchester Airport and Sale Water Park as a result of the incident. The disruption is expected to last until the end of the day, the Bee Network said.

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In a statement on its website, it added: “Due to a collision between a tram and car there are no trams operating between Manchester Airport and Sale Water Park. For bus services to finish your journey please get off at Barlow Moor Road.

“Tickets and passes can be used on the 11, 43, 101, 103 and 368 bus services. Simply show the driver your Metrolink ticket or pass when boarding.

“Northern Rail are also accepting tickets and passes between Manchester Airport and the City Centre. The disruption is expected to be in place until the end of the day, with ticket acceptance remaining in place until the situation is resolved.

“In addition to public transport, there are several destinations on this line that can be easily reached by walking.”

This is a live incident. Follow the latest updates in the blog below.

Road blocked in both directions

Hollyhedge Road, in Wythenshawe, is currently blocked in both directions near to the scene of the crash, which is between Greenbrow Road and Greenwood Road, according to traffic monitoring service Inrix.

Pictures from the scene

We’ve been sent the following images from the scene this afternoon.

Firefighters rescue man from vehicle

Firefighters rescued a man from the car following the crash, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) has confirmed.

In a statement, a fire service spokesperson said:

“At just before 3.20pm today (Friday March 8) two fire engines from Moss Side and Wythenshawe fire stations were called to reports of a collision between a car and a tram on Hollyhedge Road, Wythenshawe.

“Firefighters rescued one man from the vehicle before handing them to the care of colleagues from North West Ambulance Service. Crews helped to make the scene safe and were in attendance for around one hour.”

No trams between Sale Water Park and Robinswood for ‘rest of the day’

No trams are expected to operate between Sale Water Park and Robinswood for the rest of the day as a result of the incident, the Bee Network has said.

Services on Airport line to be ‘impacted for some time’

TfGM’s Metrolink Network Director, Danny Vaughan, has said the following:

Emergency services are currently at the scene of the collision and we expect services on the Airport line to be impacted for some time.

“We are sorry for anyone whose journey is disrupted, but we will only be able to start running trams again once any investigation has taken place, the infrastructure checked and the damaged tram taken back to the depot.

“I’d encourage people to check our website and social media channels for the latest information before travelling.”

Emergency services on scene

In a statement, the Bee Network said emergency services were at the scene but no one was believed to have been seriously injured in the crash.

A spokesperson said:

The Metrolink operator and emergency services are currently responding to a collision involving a car and tram near to the Martinscroft tram stop, with services currently unable to operate between Sale Water Park and Manchester Airport.

Customers can use their tickets on the 11, 43, 101, 103 and 368 bus services or Northern Rail train services between Manchester Airport and Manchester city centre in both directions. Disruption to Metrolink services on the Airport line is expected to last into this evening, and passenger can check the TfGM website or social media channels for the latest information.

There are not believed to be any serious injuries.

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