Approval has been given for a government grant towards the 110 million net capital cost of phase 1 of the metrolink, which will join bury and altrincham to Manchester. The grant is expected to finance 50% of the project with the remainder of the costs provided by the passenger transport authority. Twenty six light rail vehicles will initially be built by firema of Italy and the gma consortium has been selected to design, build, operate and maintain metrolink. The consortium consists of gec-alsthom, mowlem, fairclough civil engineering (amec) and GM buses. The metrolink operator will have complete control over the level of ordinary fares, which are expected to be initially higher than those on bus and train journeys of the same length, however, concessionary fares for the elderly, children and disabled persons will apply. Tramway installation on street is expected to begin in spring 1990, utilizing critical path analysis techniques, and the construction sequence is outlined. Enabling works will involve road improvements in the vicinity of the tramway to improve traffic flow. Modifications are required to 19 existing railway stations to improve physical access.

  • Authors:
    • HOLT, D
  • Publication Date: 1990-1


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00498926
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM