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Covid poses risk to Metrolink funding model, says GMCA

Funding

Andrew Forster
12 June 2020
Metrolink: fares pay off borrowing
Metrolink: fares pay off borrowing
 

Transport for Greater Manchester’s funding plan for Metrolink could be undermined if passengers fail to return to the light rail network in sufficient numbers after Covid-19.

In a report discussing the  financial impact of the virus across the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, treasurer Steve Wilson told councillors  Covid-19 could have a legacy of  home working, “which will impact the challenging growth assumptions on which the Metrolink funding plan is...

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