Transport Bosses Say Metrolink Improvement Works Will Result In ‘Minor Disruption’ To Two Stops

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Transport Bosses Say Metrolink Improvement Works Will Result In ‘Minor Disruption’ To Two Stops

Work to improve Metrolink passenger facilities will result in some minor disruption to two stops this summer, TFGM bosses said.

The works will see new lighting, CCTV and equipment upgrades at both Cornbrook and Shudehill stops, along with new shelters and crossing point at Shudehill and an improved stair/entrance area, canopy extension and platform weather protection at Cornbrook.

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To allow upgrade work to take place, the Shudehill stop will close from 1am on August 29 until 4am on September 14.

The Cornbrook stop will close twice, from 1am on September 21 to 5am on  September 23 and from 1am on September 28 to 5am on Monday 30 September. The closures mean that trams will not call at the stops.

The Eccles line will close from 1am on September 22 to 5am on September 23, during which there will be a full bus replacement service.

The lift at Cornbrook will be unavailable from Monday 19 August to the end of October, with passengers requiring lift access being advised to use Deansgate-Castlefield or Trafford Bar stops.

Customers can visit the Cornbrook Shudehill pages on the TFGM website for more information

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TfGM’s head of Metrolink, Danny Vaughan, said:

“This work will provide a number of vital improvements that will not only make the stops much more pleasant to use but also improve their safety, security and accessibility.

“Unfortunately, it will result in some disruption for passengers for some short periods of time – but we have done a lot of planning to keep customers informed and ensure that they plan their journeys in advance and allow extra time to travel.

“Our customers have high levels of customer satisfaction – 89 per cent satisfaction in our most recent survey – but we’re always looking to improve their overall experience and encourage more people to use the network.”

Work will be undertaken overnight to minimise impact on businesses and passengers.
On-stop posters, leaflets and social media are being used to inform customers in advance while TfGM has also met with local businesses to help mitigate any impact.

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