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Manchester Metrolink Nov 2021Manchester’s Metrolink has grown substantially – with the promise of more to come. A view of the UK's largest light Rail System Courtesy:Tramways and Urban TransportManchester - Metrolink
Manchester Metrolink: Phase Three Evaluation 2nd Report April 2021What effect has Metrolink had on Carbon Emissions ? Due to its non-fossil fuel power source, Metrolink has resulted in a significant reduction in carbon emissions: Future provision of a similar nature can make a major contribution to the challenge of reducing carbon emissionsManchester - Metrolink
Manchester Metrolink: Trafford Park Opening 22 March 2020Manchester Metrolink: The 5·5 km Manchester Metrolink light rail extension to the Trafford Centre shopping complex was opened for revenue service on March 22 2020, around seven months ahead of the original target date.Manchester - Metrolink
Manchestr Metrolink: Trafford Park Consortium Retained 3 Dec 2016MPT, a Thales, VolkerRail and Laing O’Rourke consortium, has been retained by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) to design and build the city’s Trafford Park line.Manchester - Metrolink
Manchester Metrolink; A private schematic map; Bill TuckwellA private schematic Metrolink Map March 2016Manchester - Metrolink
Manchester Metrolink: Shortlist for New Franchise 19 Oct 2015Four operators have been shortlist to take over Manchester’s Metrolink light rail network from 2017.Manchester - Metrolink
Manchester Metrolink: 31.2 Million Passengers June 2015Trams travelling 5.6 million miles In just four years, the numbers of stations have rocketed from 38 to 92 and there are now 57 miles of track across Greater Manchester Booming Metrolink has smashed previous records as the network continues to expand across Greater Manchester. In the year up to April, 31.2m passengers took the tram - a 6.8 per cent rise on the previous year when 29.2m journeys were made. It’s also been a bumper financial year, with takings up 7.8 pc last year to £56.8m from 52.3m. In 2010.11, they were £29.4m. In total, Metrolink trams travelled 5.6 million miles - a 7.8 per cent increase. Manchester - Metrolink
Manchester Metrolink Press Release 2nd May 2015JMW’s residential conveyance team, led by partner Andrew Garvie, analysed data from both 2013 and 2014 and evaluated the number of house sales across Greater Manchester. This indicated that Ancoats, Manchester city centre, Sale, Didsbury, Prestwich and Wythenshawe were amongst the biggest leaders in terms of year-on-year sales increases, and each of these areas is now served by Metrolink. Sales have doubled in Wythenshawe, Failsworth, Prestwich, and Didsbury, and gone up 122 per cent in Ancoats. This compares with an average increase of 15 per cent in the last year across the whole region.Manchester - Metrolink
Manchester Metrolink Free WiFi 31 March 2015Councillor Andrew Fender, chair of the TfGM Committee, said: “Metrolink is not only the largest light rail network in the UK, but now also the first light railway in England to become fully wifi capable, symbolising the region’s digital ambitions. “With over 30 million passenger trips made on Metrolink every year, this will help hundreds of thousands of people make the best use of their travel time with quick and simple access to free wifi.” Manchester - Metrolink
Manchester Metrolink Second City Crossing Nov 2014Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has been able to start work on this section of the new Metrolink line faster than expected after securing a £10.8m European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) grant earlier this year. It means that trams could be running between Victoria and a brand new stop in Exchange Square as early as next winter (2015/16), which will also give Metrolink the ability to run more trams between Shaw And Crompton and the city, ahead of the whole Second City Crossing being completed in 2017. The Second City Crossing is part of a co-ordinated three-year programme of works, known collectively as Grow, which will enable Manchester city centre to flourish for years to come. Manchester - Metrolink
Manchester Metrolink St Peter Square Details March 2015Metrolink service plans during major transformation of St Peter’s Square stop Metrolink services will continue to run across the city during the upcoming closure of St Peter’s Square tram stop, under plans agreed today.Manchester - Metrolink
Manchester Metrolink Stockport TramTrain 25 Jan 2015Plans to connect Stockport to the Metrolink network with a special ‘tram train’ system have been revealed. Proposals are on the table to create an orbital route running from Reddish through the Heatons into Stockport and then out through Edgeley, Cheadle Heath, Cheadle, Gatley and Baguley. The ‘tram train’ technology - which allows adapted trams to use existing heavy rail lines - would allow the route to run along the Stockport-Altrincham-Chester line for much of the distance. Tram train possibilities have been discussed previously by TfGM - and a £60m pilot using one of flexible vehicles is due to take place in Sheffield. Manchester - Metrolink
Manchester Metrolink New Line through Deansgate - Castlefield Stop - 17 Dec 2014Metrolink services are now running through the busy city centre Deansgate-Castlefield stop on a brand new section of line after the new island platform fully opened to passengers today. It marks a key stage in the transformation of the busy stop, which is being completely renewed as part of a major programme of works to expand the tram network through the city centre Manchester - Metrolink
Manchester Metrolink to go to The Trafford Centre - Nov 2014Transport leaders are forging ahead with proposals to build a new Metrolink line to Trafford Park following an overwhelmingly positive public response to the plans. The news follows the announcement that Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has secured full funding for the £350 million line as part of a wider devolution deal for Greater Manchester. During the 12-week public consultation this summer, 89% of comments were in favour of plans to build the 5.5km tram line through Trafford Park to the Trafford Centre. Of more than 1,500 responses received, 6% were neutral and just 5% not in favour. The scheme is being refined in light of comments received during the consultation and TfGM will continue to engage with stakeholders along the route as the design develops. Manchester - Metrolink
Manchester Metrolink Airport Lines opens with a flying start - Jan 2015The new 15-stop Metrolink line to Manchester Airport is off to a flying start with more than 266,000 passengers using the line in its first few months. The news comes as passengers opted to make a record-breaking 30 million journeys by tram in 2014, able to travel further afield on new lines to town centres in Rochdale, Oldham, Wythenshawe and beyond. Manchester - Metrolink
Manchester Metrolink WiFi - 16 Dec 2014 Following positive passenger feedback from trials on a single Metrolink tram, on December 16 Transport for Greater Manchester confirmed a £1•7m deal for the roll-out of free wi-fi on all 94 trams, 20 city centre shuttle buses and all new trams entering service within the next two yearsManchester - Metrolink
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