Manchester Metrolink 2.0 has been given the go ahead.
Taking a break from cabinet reshuffles and HS2, Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, was delighted to approve Transport for Greater Manchester’s application for the Transport and Works Act Order necessary to progress the scheme.
Says Andrew Fender, TfGM chair, ‘This is fantastic news and means we can now press ahead with developing the detail of the delivery programme, appointing a contractor and getting work started as soon as possible.’
The new route will run through St Peter’s Square, along Princess Street, Cross Street and Corporation Street and re-join the existing Metrolink line just outside Victoria station. The decision means TfGM can now finalise arrangements for delivering the scheme.