Consultation begins on Trafford Park Metrolink line

Messenger Newspapers: Wharfside Wharfside

A MAJOR public consultation on plans to build a new Metrolink line through Trafford Park launched last Friday. (July 4)

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is developing the 5.5km line, which will run from the existing Pomona stop on a largely off-street route through to the Trafford Centre – and wants the public to get on board.

People will be able to have their say on the tram line proposals during the following 12 weeks, with 14 staffed drop-in events arranged at public venues along the route.

More information is available at.tfgm.com/TraffordParkLine and any comments on the proposals can be made online, by completing a response form in the consultation brochure, or by sending an email to future.metrolink@tfgm.com.

A series of newly released visuals show services calling at six new stops, planned near to key destinations including Wharfside for Old Trafford, the Imperial War Museum North, Trafford Park Village, Parkway, EventCity and the Trafford Centre.

Peter Cushing, Metrolink director at Transport for Greater Manchester said: “This new tram line proposal is great news for the Trafford area.

“Metrolink will offer excellent transport connections to local businesses, shopping and leisure opportunities along the route – while also opening up links to the wider tram network, which will cover around 92km when the new Airport line opens later this year.

“We’re really keen to get people’s views on the proposed Trafford Park Line and have already started talking to businesses and stakeholders. I’d now encourage anyone with an interest to take a look at the proposals online or come along and talk to our staff at one of the drop in events."

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