The T-68 is a model of light rail passenger vehicle that operated on the Manchester Metrolink network between 1992 to 2014. It is part of the Firema range of vehicles, built specifically as a high-floor, articulated bi-directional tram to operate solely on the Metrolink system in Greater Manchester, England. T-68s were constructed by the Italian manufacturer AnsaldoBreda at their factory in Naples, Italy, and first brought into service in 1992.
The vehicles are typical of vehicles used on light rail systems throughout the world, in that they are accessed by doors at a height of 0.9 metres (3.0 ft) from the ground, in order to be compatible with standard high-floor heavy railway platforms in the UK, as were inherited by Metrolink.
Six modified variants of the T-68 (known as the T-68A) were introduced to Metrolink in 1999. In July 2012 it was announced by Transport for Greater Manchester (the owner of Metrolink) that all T-68 and T-68A vehicles would be phased out of service and replaced with the Bombardier-built M5000 vehicle by 2014. The last T-68 made its final journey on 26 May 2014
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