As you may know The Transport for Greater Manchester (Light Rapid Transit System) (Trafford Park Extension) Order 2016 (The Order) came into force on 24th November 2016. This Order gives Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) the legal powers to build and operate the new Trafford Park Metrolink Extension between Pomona and the Trafford Centre.
The Order has also given TfGM the legal powers to make any Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders (TTROs) required to facilitate the works. Whilst this process is usually undertaken by the Highway Authority, TfGM have, for administrative reasons, elected to undertake the process. However, please note that any TTROs made by TfGM are being made with the prior agreement of the Highway Authority – Trafford Council.
Please click here to view the Notice of intent for the introduction of a TTRO for the closure of the footway linking Waterside with Wharfside Way. The footway closure is temporary and is required to facilitate the highway construction works for the installation of a new traffic signal controlled junction at the junction of Waterside and Wharfside Way. There is also a plan attached (click here to view the plan) that shows the diversion route for pedestrians affected by the closure.
The effects of the TTRO will come into force and be enforceable from the 11th April 2017. It is anticipated that the Order will remain in force for a period of around 6 months.
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 powers under which these restrictions are being introduced or the Metrolink extensions in general, please do not hesitate to contact either me or a member of the Future Metrolink team on 0161 244 1555 (office hours) or email MetrolinkTPL@tfgm.com.
Metrolink Stakeholder and Communications Manager, Metrolink Projects
Transport for Greater Manchester