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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-46178310

Two men were injured, one seriously, when a van ploughed through a wall and landed on tram tracks 10ft (3m) below.

They were taken to hospital following the crash in Sale, Greater Manchester, in the early hours of Monday, police said.

Morning rush-hour Metrolink services between Altrincham and Old Trafford were suspended in both directions.

The van was removed at 07:30 GMT, but commuters were told to use replacement bus services pending an inspection.

By about 09:00 tram services had resumed, although Metrolink warned "severe delays" were expected to continue until later in the day.




The crash happened at 02:20 near the junction of Marsland Road and Hope Road, opposite Brooklands station.

Metrolink staff were at the station to point commuters - many of whom did not know what had happened - towards the buses.

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Services on the Altrincham line only operated between Old Trafford and Piccadilly while the tracks and overhead lines were being inspected.

A tram arrived at Brooklands station from the direction of Manchester at 08:32 - it was carrying no passengers and had the sign "tram on test" on the front.

It was running on the stretch of track where the van had crashed.

Extra trams were running to Sale Water Park - about two miles away from Brooklands - for passengers to use the park-and-ride site and Manchester Airport line as an alternative.
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