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Trafford Park testing underway

Photo: Maiden run: the first night-time test trip on the Trafford Park extension.

 

Tram testing has begun on the £350 million Trafford Park line, the extension of the Manchester Metrolink network which is due to open in the first half of 2020.

On the night of 10 November the first test tram operated over the extension from the junction with the existing network at Pomona to Warren Bruce Road. This followed the final concrete pouring of the project on 5 November on a 15-metre stretch of track near to the ITV Coronation Street set.

The Trafford Park line runs to the intu Trafford Centre with six new stops along the 5.5km route.

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