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Corporate Offer - Cycle Hub

Metrolink Trafford Park Line – overnight works update local to the junction of Trafford Wharf Road & Warren Bruce Road

Lee Howarth

Dear Recipient,

As you may be aware, our contractor MPT started overnight works mid-March in the area of the junction of Trafford Wharf Road and Warren Bruce Road. I am writing to update you on these works and further planned works which will take place in this area.

As part of the enabling works for the project, utilities need to be diverted away from the future tram route. In the area of Trafford Wharf Road from Warren Bruce Road up to Elevator Road, BT need to lay ducting for the new telecom route, demolish old chambers and re-build new chambers with other similar utility diversions required. The required worksites for these diversion works will require the use of temporary traffic lights to maintain access for all road users.

These overnight works will start on Monday 24th April alongside the works our Metrolink contractor, MPT are presently undertaking to provide alternative access points for some Third Parties effected by the permanent works. Please note, there will be 8 hours of work carried out between the hours of 20:00 and 08:00. The works will generally be undertaken between Monday to Friday at night, however, weekend night working may be required.

Measures will be taken to minimise noise where possible and staff will be appropriately briefed before each shift.  Acoustic barriers will be erected locally around some of the noisier work activities to assist in reducing the noise levels.

Noise monitoring has taken place to measure the noise levels at MediaCity UK/Salford Quays whilst works were being carried out on Trafford Wharf Road. All readings have been below the threshold allowed for night-time working. We will continue to measure noise levels throughout the duration of the works to ensure acceptable levels are not breached.

These works have been consented to by Trafford Council until end of May 2017. Subject to further consents from the council, the works are due to continue for several months. We will write to you again to keep you updated of any major changes.

Day-time work on the new Metrolink Trafford Park Line project will increase in the coming weeks and we want to ensure that we are communicating any associated roadworks to everyone who travels to and through the area. If you have any family, friends, co-workers who you feel would benefit from being kept up to date with the project works, please forward the website details on to them where they can sign up to receive regular updates.

TfGM will continue to engage with stakeholders along the route and will provide further information as we progress. In the meantime, if you have any queries regarding the scheme or if you would like to arrange a meeting, please contact either me or a member of the Future Metrolink team on 0161 244 1555 or email  

To report urgent issues or incidents relating to this work, please call 0800 169 6150.  This number will be staffed 24 hours a day. 

Yours faithfully,

Bethan Stanway
Communications Officer

Transport for Greater Manchester