More trains are then going to arrive every 3 4 weeks. A report going before council leaders this morning reveals.
Transport for greater manchester has announced the first of 27 new trams for the manchester metrolink has arrived after a 1 800km journey across europe.
New tram manchester. The greater manchester combined authority gmca approved the development of trafford park line in october 2013. Manchester metrolink branded locally simply as metrolink is a tram light rail system in greater manchester england. There s an excellent walking route here and marvel at the clear blue waters where swans merrily paddle by.
The network has 99 stops along 65 miles 105 km of standard gauge track making it the most extensive light rail system in the united kingdom. Andy burnham mayor of greater manchester said. The first of 27 new metrolink trams has arrived in manchester after an epic 1 800km journey across europe.
The new trams will be a boost to capacity and will help with social distancing. Metrolink is owned by transport for greater manchester tfgm and operated and maintained under contract by a keolis amey consortium. New tram stops train stations and the birth of tram train are at the heart of a five year transport plan aimed at revolutionising travel across greater manchester.
That means more jobs more people and more demand on our public transport networks and these new trams will be a very welcome and much needed addition to the metrolink fleet. 11 nov 2020 park and ride expansion boost for metrolink. Greater manchester is growing.
The new trams will provide 4 800 extra spaces and used to run more double trams on the busiest lines. Metrolink trafford park line is a new tram line being constructed by transport for greater manchester tfgm. It will run from pomona to the intu trafford centre connecting some of the busiest tourist regions in greater manchester.
Plans to increase park and ride provision at radcliffe and whitefield have been given the green light boosting access to sustainable transport in the area. Venture off the tram at wharfside and you ll enjoy expansive views out across the manchester ship canal and over to the buzzing salford quays and mediacityuk. The m5000 tram is stabled at the queens road depot and will undergo testing and commissioning before entering service before christmas.
Tram departure times journey planning tickets and travel information greater manchester tier 3 restrictions. Funded by the transforming cities fund the 72m contract with bombardier will see the new trams introduced onto manchester s metrolink network the same m5000 model as the existing fleet and will enable the metrolink to run more double trams. Greater manchester s new trams originally due in the spring have been delayed until next august due to a manufacturing problem.
Reduce your journeys where possible and avoid travelling out of or into the area except where necessary. After the pleasant tram journey out of the city the first new stop on the trafford centre route gives a real visual treat.