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Pet dogs are allowed to travel on Metrolink for free as long as they are well-behaved and are kept on a lead at all times. Owners will also be held liable for their dog’s behaviour on the network.

Metrolink’s conditions of carriage include a set of rules which must be followed by dog owners when travelling with their pets:

  • Metrolink will allow a maximum of two well-behaved dogs per passenger without charge, but you will be liable for their behaviour.
  • Dogs must always be kept on a lead and under control at all times. They will need to be able to listen to your commands and travel without bothering other passengers.
  • Your dog is your responsibility. If your dog is involved in an incident concerning another passenger or member of the public, you will be liable.
  • If your dog makes a mess on the tram, stop or anywhere on the network, you will need to clean it up and inform a member of staff where possible.
  • Dogs are not allowed on seats while travelling on the tram.
  • Be considerate of others on the Metrolink network who may be frightened of dogs, or who may be allergic to dog hair.
  • Be aware of your dog's needs. Bring water and treats for your dog if you need to, but also make sure you have poo bags and wipes so that you can clean up after any mess your dog makes, on or off the tram.
  • Please keep your dog away from assistance dogs and the disabled boarding points.
  • You should avoid being in the wheelchair space on the tram and must move out of this space if a wheelchair or pram user needs it