Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

40 Million Tram Trips in Past Year

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

40 Million Tram Trips in Past Year

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A whopping FORTY MILLION tram journeys have been made across Greater Manchester in the past year.

An extra four million trips were made on the network between September 2016 and September 2017 - up 11 per cent on the previous year.

They say the rise in the number of journeys is due, in part, to the opening of the Second City Crossing - and the completion of a huge eight-year expansion programme across the network.

TfGM head of Metrolink, Danny Vaughan, said: "Since the new line through the city centre opened in February the number of people using Metrolink has shot up.

"It's no coincidence that we've seen continued growth in line with our investment in the network. We now run more trams to more places, connecting more people than ever before with jobs, training, retail and leisure opportunities. …

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