TFGM reveals plans to redevelop St Peter’s Square Metrolink stop
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Posted: 18 May 2015 | Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Intelligent Transport
Transport for Greater Manchester has revealed plans for a new-look St Peter’s Square Metrolink stop as part of a campaign to highlight summer service changes. Work on the stop is due to be carried out from Sunday 28th June, with no tram services running through it until the end of August. The summer closure is […]
Transport for Greater Manchester has revealed plans for a new-look St Peter’s Square Metrolink stop as part of a campaign to highlight summer service changes.
Work on the stop is due to be carried out from Sunday 28th June, with no tram services running through it until the end of August.
The summer closure is the start of a 14-month construction programme that will see a new, expanded stop built closer to the new Cenotaph. The stop will have two new island style platforms and two sets of track in each direction, allowing more services to run through it on the existing lines and the new Second City Crossing.
The first phase of works through to the end of August 2015 will see changes to track and infrastructure so that trams can continue to run through St Peter’s Square lessening impact on passengers. Services will run in both directions on a single line through the square for the ten-month construction period.
A final eight-week closure will follow in summer 2016 before St Peter’s Square services reopen in the autumn. The Second City Crossing route is expected to open in 2017.
Peter Cushing, Metrolink Director at Transport for Greater Manchester said: “We’re completely rebuilding the St Peter’s Square stop and all our planning has been geared towards limiting the impact, as far as possible, on our customers and the services we offer.
“We need to stop running trams run through St Peter’s Square at the start and end of the construction work – so we’ve planned this during the quieter summer months.
“Over eight weeks this summer we’ll be carrying out works to make sure we can keep trams running on a single line through the square for the vast majority of the work programme. It’s all geared towards keeping connections for our customers across the city for people to get to work, shops, and travel to big events or enjoy a night out.
“Make no mistake, it’s a hugely complex and challenging construction project, but I’m confident we’ve planned the right services to keep reliable, frequent tram links across the city.”
The stop redevelopments and new Second City Crossing are part of a co-ordinated three-year programme of works, known collectively as Grow. Between now and 2017, the city centre will see more than £1bn of investment in projects to support transport infrastructure.
A campaign is being launched to raise awareness of the work and encourage people to plan their journey. Further information on the work can be found at www.transformationinformation.co.uk.
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