Metrolink opening date remains vague
Reporter: Andrew Rudkin and Helen Korn
Date online: 08 November 2012
TRANSPORT for Greater Manchester is still being “reluctant” on the opening date for the Oldham to Shaw Metrolink line.
Councillor Dave Hibbert said a specific date has still not been announced — despite autumn being the original launch date.
He told councillors: “Early next year is the vague phrasey TfGM are giving.
“I remain optimistically hopeful it will be before that and you can be rest assured every effort is being made to get the tram going up towards Derker and Shaw.”
A meeting has been set between Councillor Hibbert, council leader Jim McMahon and transport bosses at the end of the month to express their concerns over the delay.
The original reason for the delay was down to the traffic management system, understood to be around Manchester city centre’s Victoria Station.
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