After 30 whole years of Mancs not being able to take their four-legged friends on the tram, rumour has it that TfGM will soon be running a trial that will decide whether or not that rule will change. It’s a tidbit of news that’s been met with both resounding applause and strong opposition – with very conflicting opinions circulating the internet right now. To find out how Mancs really feel, we asked the question “Do you think dogs should be allowed on the tram?”… Here’s what you guys had to say on the matter.
“Plenty of “dogs” that already get on, just with 2 legs not 4 lol. I couldn’t care less as long as they’re safe dogs and not taking up a seat.”
“Dogs should be allowed everywhere. Usually better behaved than most humans!”
“Only guide or care dogs. The Manchester Metrolink [is] full of scroats and chavs as it is, don’t want them bringing the Pit Bull mix dog breeds on as well.”
“I’ve never seen a dog leave litter behind… Last time I got the met a bunch of lads started fighting… The met line was shut down for hours. But i’d be happier to share a space with a doggo any day, even a smelly one.”
“They’re better behaved than a lot of kids”
“How about letting dogs on and cracking down on people who don’t pay, my dog smells better and behaves better than all of the fare dodgers and other dregs that are on Manchesters trams!”
“I feel like they should have “no dog” sections so that anyone who has an allergy or phobia knows which part is safe for them to go into. However overall I think yes they should be allowed on.”
“Only if they have a human on a lead”
“No, whether you like it or not some people are afraid of dogs no matter what size they are.”
“I think excluding rush hour… Dogs pick up on energy and it wouldn’t be [fair] to smush them in like that, not to mention there’s no excess room.”
“As long as they are not driving the tram”
“Dogs yes people no”
While most locals have expressed an enthusiastic ‘yes’ to the plans, there are still a number of concerns for those still on the fence, including what happens if a dog fouls, how those with phobias and allergies will be catered to, and how dogs on trams would work during rush hour. Only time will tell, but in the meantime, you can read up on the latest here.