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Metrolink Trafford Park Line: Works update for the Christmas Period 2017

Lee Howarth

Dear Recipient,

We would like to provide you with an update on Metrolink work in Trafford Park for the remainder of this month and give you a look ahead into the early part of 2018.

All worksites on the Trafford Park Line will be secured and closed down on Friday 22nd December for the Christmas period and resume again on Wednesday 3rd January 2018.

Below are some key work dates for your information:

·       Victoria Place south footpath completion 22nd December 2017 with works continuing in early 2018 on the permanent highway arrangements to Trafford Wharf Road and Sir Alex Ferguson Way.

·       Village Circle junction re-modelling, highway works will re-commence in January 2018 leading into track installation works through this section in February.

·       Third Avenue: Construction of vehicle turning head – temporary waiting restrictions commence on 4th January 2018 to facilitate the works. Following completion of the turning head the permanent closure of Third Avenue at its junction with Village Way along with the permanent waiting restrictions will be introduced which is expected to be mid-February.

·       Park Way track Installation works commences December 2017 in the central reservation with the first Trafford Park Line extension rails to be installed in January 2018.

·       Junction re-modelling, highway works and track construction will continue around Park Way Circle in January 2018.

·       Barton Dock Road track installation to commence late January 2018 past Holiday Inn and Event City.

·       Mercury Way track installation to commence February 2018 (works will be completed in two section and access maintained at all times)

·       Track work to Phoenix Way (Barton Square/Event City) crossing also to commence circa March 2018

·       Peel Circle area: Junction re-modelling and highway works will re-commence January 2018 following the Christmas embargo period

Traffic Orders

Third Avenue, Trafford Park - Temporary prohibition of waiting: The Order is to facilitate the construction of the turning head on Third Avenue, the extents of which are shown on the attached plan. This Order will come into operation on the 4th January 2018 and is expected to remain in force for a period of approximately 2 months.

Third Avenue, Trafford Park- Permanent prohibition of driving order (except for tramcars and cycles): Third Avenue will be closed to general traffic from its junction with Village Way for an approximate distance of 25 metres in a northerly direction, as shown on the attached plan. This Order is currently expected to come into force on the 12th February 2018, but will be dependent on the progress of the works.

Third Avenue, Trafford Park- Permanent Waiting Restrictions: There will be no waiting at any time restrictions introduced along the full length of the west side of Third Avenue, around the new turning head and up the east side to a point 73 metres south of Trafford Park Road, as shown on the attached plan. This Order is currently expected to come into force on the 19th February 2018, but will be dependent on the progress of the works.

The notices of intent are attached for your information. Please note for the Permanent Orders these are currently in draft format until dates have been confirmed.

If you have any questions or queries regarding the above, or feel you or your business would benefit from a meeting or information event, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team at or call us on 0161 244 1555 (lines open during office hours). You can also contact Volker Rail Control (24 hour contact) on 01724 878 399 should you need to contact us over the Christmas period.

Finally, we would like to thank you for all your co-operation and patience whilst we have carried out extensive work in the Trafford Park area this year.

From everyone on the Trafford Park Line team, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Kind regards,

Karen Aldcroft,
Public Liaison Officer, Metrolink Projects.
Transport for Greater Manchester

Hitting UK cycling targets would save thousands of lives and billions of pounds, says Sustrans

Lee Howarth

Sustrans says that if government targets for walking and cycling were met in England and Scotland, it would prevent more than 13,000 premature deaths from air pollution and result in £9.31bn in benefits to the public purse over a ten-year period.

A new model from Sustrans aims to help local authorities make the case for investment in walking and cycling by expressing the extent to which sustainable travel can reduce levels of particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide.

Click here for the full article

More trams for Metrolink’s busiest lines

Lee Howarth


More double trams will run at the busiest times on Metrolink’s two most-used tram lines.

Four extra trams will be used to run more ‘doubles’ at peak times on the Bury and Altrincham lines.

The news follows major investment in new electrical substations on these lines to power more double trams.

Last year the Bury and Altrincham lines alone carried more than 40% of all customer journeys, making them Metrolink’s busiest.

We own the Metrolink network and we’re responsible for planning for its future. We know more trams are needed so that Metrolink can continue to grow and keep people moving.

This is just the first step to help make more room for customers, and we want to make more improvements as soon as possible.

We’re looking closely at what we can do in the short term to make more room on other busy lines.

We’re also building a business case to bid for government funding for more trams.

We’re always listening and looking at ways to improve the service. Please contact us with any suggestions.

Read the full news release for more information.

Women encouraged to get pedalling in 2018

Lee Howarth

Cycle clubs, groups and not-for-profit organisations can now apply for grants of up to £2,500 towards events and activities.

The grants can be obtained from Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and used to fund a variety of activities such as bike maintenance sessions, talks and led rides.

Events can be aimed at encouraging complete beginners to give cycling a go, through to women returning to cycling or those who may need a bit more confidence.

This year TfGM is looking for groups to run a whole programme or series of events rather than a one-off, single-day event.

The scheme, which has ran successfully in previous years, is part of a three month-long celebration of cycling that will take place from January through to March 2018.

Read the full news release for more information.

New Metrolink fares are now online

Lee Howarth

You can now see how Metrolink fare changes will affect your journeys from January next year.


By using the handy online ticket selector you'll be able to check out ticket prices before they come into effect in January 2018.

Metrolink fares will rise on average by 5.93% - but the overall percentage increase will vary between individual tickets.

The new fares include an increase of around 4% (split into 1.33% per year) – plus the annual RPI+1% over the course of the next three years. As Metrolink receives no public subsidy, any fares revenue pays for the rise in network operating costs.

This summer we ran an eight-week survey that asked you for your preference on how the fare increase should be applied. Just over 5,000 people responded, with 78% opting to spread the cost out over three years.

The fare changes follow a four year fare freeze in recognition of the £1.5bn programme to expand the Metrolink network into the UK’s largest tram system.

New lines have been introduced across Greater Manchester to MediaCityUK, East Didsbury, Rochdale via Oldham, Ashton-under-Lyne and Manchester Airport. The final new line, through Manchester city centre, opened earlier this year.

A fleet of 120 trams now runs to 93 stops across seven lines, carrying more than 40 million passenger journeys a year.

Read the full news release for more information.

Sustrans Bike Life Report 2017

Lee Howarth

“Bike Life 2017 will help Transport for Greater Manchester, local councils and other partners plan for the future and build the right infrastructure, support and culture to ensure we meet our ambition to transform Greater Manchester into one of the UK’s leading cycling city regions.”

- Chris Boardman, Cycling and Walking Commissioner for Greater Manchester