MOBILITY scooter users are now allowed on Metrolink trams, under a six-month trial permit scheme that launched at the end of March.

From March 31, Greater Manchester residents who hold an ENCTS disabled person’s pass or Transport for Greater Manchester travel voucher pass have been able to apply for a permit to use their scooters on the Metrolink.

Cllr Andrew Fender, chairman of the TfGM committee said: “We are proud to have established Metrolink as one of the most accessible forms of transport in the country.

“I really hope it makes a difference and is a success so that we can look at introducing it on a permanent basis.”

Scooters will have to meet safety conditions including size and turning circle.