Peter Cushing - Articles and news items

Metrolink provides safety example for European experts

Industry news  •  24 September 2014  •  Transport for Greater Manchester

Light rail experts from across Europe visited Greater Manchester this week to explore new ways of keeping tramways safe in urban areas…

Time to give Victoria a makeover fit for a queen

Industry news  •  6 February 2014  •  Transport for Greater Manchester

Work on a major, multi-million pound transformation of the Manchester Victoria Metrolink stop is set to start on Friday, 21 February…

Safety & Security supplement 2013

Issue 4 2013, Supplements  •  23 August 2013  •  Peter Cushing, Thomas Kritzer, Patrick Dealtry

Fall in Metrolink crime creates rise in passenger satisfaction (Peter Cushing, Metrolink Director, Transport for Greater Manchester)
Staff: essential for improving the perception of network security? (Thomas Kritzer, Chairman, UITP Security Commission)
Demand for lone worker protection set to rise in the transport sector (Patrick Dealtry, Chairman of the Lone Worker Section of the British Security Industry Association)

Real-time tram information for city centre passengers

Industry news, News  •  9 May 2013  •  Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)

Metrolink passengers now have access to real-time service information at city centre stops…

Metrolink on the move

Issue 2 2013  •  24 April 2013  •  Peter Cushing, Metrolink Director, Transport for Greater Manchester

2013 promises to be a key year for Greater Manchester’s tram system – Metrolink. It marks the half-way point of a £1.4 billion expansion of a network that has seen over 300 million journeys made on its trams since it first opened over 20 years ago. I’m delighted to be taking over as Metrolink Director at such an exciting time and looking forward to the challenges ahead.

The Metrolink network is undergoing the most significant change in its history and will soon become the biggest light-rail system in the UK.

When Metrolink opened in 1992, it consisted of 30km of track, 27 stops, 26 trams and one depot. The system will very soon have trebled in size – with an entirely new fleet of 94 trams, two depots and a network covering 97km of track and 99 stops.

All change for Manchester Victoria Metrolink stop

Industry news, News  •  16 April 2013  •  TfGM

The major, multi-million pound refurbishment of Manchester Victoria will see the station’s Metrolink stop dramatically improved…

Key appointment for Metrolink

Industry news, News  •  29 January 2013  •  Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)

Greater Manchester’s Metrolink has a new Director, following Philip Purdy’s decision to return to his native Australia in spring…