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Light Rail News: Issue Issue 09 17 Mar 2010

Metrolink extensions approved

Construction work on new Metrolink extensions in Tameside and South Manchester has been given the green light by the Department for Transport.

Transport Minister Sadiq Khan announced the government’s full approval of plans to extend the Metrolink from Droylsden to Ashton-under-Lyne in Tameside and from Chorlton to Didsbury in South Manchester.

A further eight new trams will be ordered to serve Greater Manchester’s expanding Metrolink network, six of which will be funded by the...

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