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Last Updated: Tuesday, 28 August 2007, 08:26 GMT 09:26 UK
Metrolink line re-opens to public
Manchester tram
All the work is expected to be finished by September
Part of the Greater Manchester tram network has re-opened after essential maintenance work was carried out.

The Altrincham to Manchester Metrolink line closed to the public in July to allow worn-out track to be replaced.

The platforms have been refurbished and new ticket machines have been installed as part of the 100m upgrade.

The line from Bury to Manchester Victoria remains closed for refurbishments and is due to re-open in mid-September.

Passengers with season tickets will continue to benefit from reduced rates while the work is being carried out.

Michael Renshaw, GMPTE's Interim Service Delivery Director, said: "Some of the track we've replaced was more than 50 years old and passengers will notice smoother, quieter and more reliable journeys when the trams run again.

"Reductions will remain in place on weekly, four-weekly and quarterly tickets bought on or before 15 September.

"That means that passengers who buy a quarterly ticket in September could benefit from cheaper travel on Metrolink until mid-December."




SEE ALSO
Metrolink route shuts for repairs
23 Jul 07 |  Manchester
Tram disruption over track works
02 Jul 07 |  Manchester
Tram disruption over rail works
29 May 07 |  Manchester
Line closures to hit tram users
16 Apr 07 |  Manchester
Tram system gets 17m investment
10 Apr 07 |  Manchester
Metrolink tracks to be replaced
14 Nov 06 |  Manchester

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