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Second Metrolink line for Manchester city centre
12:10pm Tuesday 31st December 2013 in News
WORK to deliver a second Metrolink line through the heart of Manchester city centre – aiming to provide an increase number of trams across the network – is set to begin in January.
The three-year programme will see the creation of the new multi-million pound Second City Crossing, enabling more trams to cross the city centre and, in turn, increasing the capacity, flexibility and reliability of the system.
The line will begin in Lower Mosley Street and run through St Peter’s Square, before turning down Princess Street and then heading along Cross Street and Corporation Street before re-joining the existing Metrolink line just outside Victoria station.
As part of the project, new stops will be built in Exchange Square and St Peter’s Square.
Peter Cushing, TfGM’s Metrolink Director, said: “It’s a significant piece of work and not without its challenges, but we have learnt a huge amount successfully delivering new street-running lines to Ashton, Oldham and Rochdale town centres.”
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