Posted 11th June 2012 | 2 Comments
New Manchester tram route tests begin
TEST TRAMS are running on another extension of Manchester Metrolink from this week, just as the network prepares to unveil the public service to Oldham.
Oldham line trams are set to start running on Wednesday, while leaflets have now been sent to homes and businesses on the delayed Droylsden line warning them that test trips will be made between 23.00 and 05.00 each night, at a maximum speed of 48km/h.
The Droylsden route is set to be extended in 2013-14 to Ashton-under-Lyne, but services on the first section have been delayed by problems with Manchester's new tram control system.
The 6.3km section as far as Droylsden runs from the existing Metrolink stop at Manchester Piccadilly through the regeneration areas of Ancoats, New Islington, Beswick and East Manchester, and will have eight new stops.
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