Generating huge benefits for Greater Manchester

30 April 2009  •  Author(s): Philip Purdy, Metrolink Director, Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive (GMPTE)

It’s a very exciting time to be leading the Metrolink team. Manchester is a world-class city and we’re looking forward to providing a tram system that matches that. There is a huge amount of work going on at the moment on Metrolink.

In fact, we’re investing nearly £700 million on improving the existing system and building new Metrolink lines, which will nearly double the size of the network. We’re expecting the new routes to take five million car journeys off local roads every year, and to increase the number of journeys passengers make on the network by more than 50% to 33 million.

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