Olympic Parade 2016: Metrolink Unveil Special Gold Tram

Tram 91 chosen for medal-inspired makeover in recognition of the total number of gold medals won by both Team GB and ParalympicsGB

Written by  The Confidentials | Follow @ | Monday, 17 October 2016 12:10

METROLINK have today unveiled a special golden-wrapped tram as part of a day of celebrations, culminating in this evening's Heroes Parade through the city.

The tram, number 91 of the 120-strong fleet, was chosen in recognition of the total number of gold medals won by both Team GB (27) and ParalympicsGB (64) at Rio 2016.

Both teams finished second in their respective medals table, obtaining a staggering 214 medals between them.

Team GB won 67 medals, making history as the first ever nation to achieve more medals at an away Games having previously hosted, while ParalympicsGB smashed their medal target, bagging 27 more medals than they had at London 2012.

A time-lapse video has also been released that captures the intricate process of transforming the tram from its usual yellow and silver livery into gold tram.

 

Commenting on the special gold tram, TfGM’s Metrolink director, Peter Cushing, said: “We’re absolutely delighted that Manchester has been chosen to lead the celebrations, particularly given the extensive talent that comes from and trains in the region.

“Our fantastic athletes once again provided countless memories over the summer and are an inspiration to millions of people, so I’m absolutely delighted that we’ve been able to honour and celebrate their success with this special golden tram.

“Tram 91 looks absolutely stunning in its golden livery and I hope the people of Greater Manchester enjoy it.

“We’d love to see as many pictures as possible from our passengers and the wider public and I’d encourage everyone to get involved using #TramGB to share their photographs.”

Here's all you need to know about Monday's Heroes Parade.

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