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The news we have all been waiting for METROLINK runs through ST PETER'S SQUARE on SUNDAY 28th August

25 August 2016
Metrolink comes together with opening of new-look St Peterís Square stop
The Metrolink network will once again come together when the new-look St Peterís
Square stop opens to customers on Sunday (28 August).
The re-opening of the stop, which has been closed to passengers for 14 months, also
signifies the return of twin track services through the square and the uniting of the city
and wider network for the first time in nine weeks.
At the same time, a full Eccles line service will be restored following extensive track
replacement work to ensure the continued safe and reliable running of trams along the
route for many years to come.
Services will resume subject to a thorough testing and commissioning process and
people are being reminded to pay attention to the tram lines and their surroundings as
test trams operate over the coming days.
Transport for Greater Manchesterís (TfGM) transformation of the St Peterís Square stop
is part of Manchester City Councilís flagship redevelopment of the area and will sit as a
proud centrepiece in this major new civic space and an integral part of the
transformational Grow* project.
In a multi-million pound project, the new-look stop has been moved towards the
northern end of the square, near the relocated cenotaph. Boasting two new island
platforms and two sets of twin track, the stop will allow more frequent and reliable tram
services to run through the city and across the tram network when the Second City
Crossing opens next year.
Further finishing works for the Second City Crossing will be undertaken around the stop
and the square.

This update was published on 25 Aug 2016. For more information, please contact Elsie at MLFHS

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