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Rail News: Issue 330 2 Jul 2008

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Metrolink wins £25m for upgrade work

TRANSPORT MINISTER Tom Harris has announced that the Department for Transport will fund the final part of a £100m upgrade to Manchester’s Metrolink light rail system.

The £25m that Harris has pledged completes the £58m central government contribution to the project which will see upgrades to bridges, cabling and overhead lines as well as junction improvements on the Eccles line.

“This funding marks the last piece of a historic funding package for Manchester...

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