Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Do You Remember ?

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Do You Remember ?

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¦ Manchester Metrolink Although the Metrolink was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth in July 1992, Manchester's first electric tram was much, much older.

In fact, electric trams were running in Manchester as early as 1901.

And by 1930, the city boasted the third largest tram system in the UK.

It all came to an end in 1949 though as the Manchester tram lines were closed due to the rise in popularity of cheaper bus alternatives.

It would be 42 years until construction work began on the Bury, Altrincham and City Centre lines in 1991. In 1997 work began on phase two of the Manchester Metrolink.

A new four-mile line was constructed, linking Eccles to the City Centre. Phase three saw the introduction of four new lines, with construction beginning in 2009.

The new lines were the Oldham and Rochdale line, The East Manchester line, the South Manchester line and the Manchester Airport line. …

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