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Light Rail/Tram News: Issue 290 21 Jul 2006

Merseyside MPs slam Metrolink cash ‘u-turn’

MERSEYSIDE?Mps have reacted angrily to the news that  transport secretary Douglas Alexander has approved expansion plans for Manchester’s Metrolink system, just six months after his department controversially axed the Merseytram scheme.

Local MP and Commons transport select committee member Louise Ellman said: “There is a compelling case for Metrolink, but the Merseytram case was equally compelling.

“It was deeply disappointing that Merseytram was cancelled through a...

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