Cyclist dies after collision with tram in Manchester

A cyclist has died after being involved in a collision with a tram near Manchester on Tuesday morning

A cyclist has died after colliding with a tram in the Wythenshawe area of Manchester on Tuesday morning.

The collision took place in the Robinswood Road Metrolink stop at around 7am, with police confirming that officers discovered a bicycle that had been involved in the incident. Police confirmed that the man riding the bike had died.

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Peter Cushing, Transport for Greater Manchester’s Metrolink director, said in a statement: “I am devastated by this very tragic and sad news and would like to extend my thoughts and deepest sympathies to this man’s family and friends.

“While of absolutely no comfort to his loved ones, I want to make it clear that alongside us supporting the police inquiry in any way we can, a thorough operational investigation into the circumstances surrounding this collision will be undertaken.”

Services between Manchester Airport and Wythenshawe were suspended, with a replacement bus service put on. A reduced service was running between Cornbrook and Robinswood, but the Metrolink website showed a good service at 13.30.