Trafford Park Line marks progress with track laying at intu Trafford Centre

MPT took another step forward on the Metrolink Trafford Park Line yesterday with track laying at intu Trafford Centre, the final destination of this major new extension.

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The £350m Trafford Park Line extension, which is due to open in 2020, will add a further 5.5km and six stops to Metrolink, the UK’s largest light rail network.

Track is also now being laid at EventCity, Parkway, Village Way and Warren Bruce Road.

Cllr Mark Aldred, Chair of the TfGM Committee said: “Track laying at intu Trafford Centre is another large symbolic step forward for the Trafford Park Line. The great progress made so far is due to the hard work, expertise and co-operation of everyone working on this project, including Trafford Council, MPT, intu Trafford Centre, EventCity and the Peel Group.”

Further progress will be made in the coming months with early work taking place at Pomona stop to start to connect the Trafford Park Line to the existing Metrolink network. This will involve the temporary closure of the Eccles Line between Cornbrook and Eccles, including the MediaCityUK spur, from Saturday 28 July to Thursday 9 August 2018 (inclusive). In September, beams will be installed to form a new bridge to carry the new Metrolink line over the Bridgewater Canal adjacent to Park Way - another major milestone.