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Give us a shove: Tram driver calls on passengers to push

RUSH-HOUR commuters were asked to push a busy tram when it got stuck.

The bizarre incident happened on Greater Manchester’s Metrolink network this morning.

Several passengers on the platform at Brooklands tram stop in Sale were filmed pushing the side of a stationary tram full of passengers.

They stopped after a member of staff said ‘thank you very much everyone’ over a public address system.

One passenger, who asked not to be named, said the tram was stuck at the stop for about five minutes.

He explained the problem with the ‘very busy tram’ started when the driver struggled to shut the doors.

The man added: ‘When they finally shut, he couldn’t get the tram going so he called over the Tannoy for people to push the train so it started.

‘I thought it was nice of people to help, but also kind of sad that this is our transport system.’