People can learn more about Metrolink’s new Trafford Park Line at two public events being held later this month.
Hosted by Transport for Greater Manchester the events offer members of the public the chance to meet staff working on the project so that they can ask questions and get more information.
Due to be completed in 2020 the Trafford Park Line will add 5.5km and six new tram stops to the Metrolink tram network. Running through Trafford Park, Europe’s largest trading estate, to intu Trafford Centre, it will provide fast and frequent connections to the jobs, leisure, shopping and cultural destinations along the route.
The events will be held on:
Saturday 19 May 2018
Intu Trafford Centre, Lower Peel Avenue (Near Breitling)
10am to 9pm
Wednesday 23 May 2018
The Open Centre, MediaCityUK
10am to 2pm
Richard Roe, Trafford Council’s Acting Corporate Director of Economic Growth, Environment and Infrastructure, said:
“The Trafford Park Line is a hugely important scheme for Trafford Park. It will be a vital connection through to intu Trafford Centre and the jobs and cultural destinations along the route. This area is vitally important to our local economy, providing tens of thousands of jobs, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors and helping to deliver continued growth, investment and regeneration.
"These public events are a great opportunity for people to find out more about the plans, hear more about all the benefits this new line will bring to the area, and share their views and feedback. I encourage anyone with an interest to go along and talk to members of staff involved in the project.”
Alex Cropper, TfGM’s head of projects group, said:
“Initially, five trams per hour will run on the route from Crumpsall on the Bury line through the city centre and Pomona to intu Trafford Centre, with the capacity to boost the service for football matches, special events and to meet growing demand.
“I’d encourage anyone who is interested in the new line to come along. We’ll have videos of trams running along the new route and maps of the revised highway layout, including the new infrastructure we are building for cyclists.”