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Twenty seven new Metrolink trams

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In July 2018 TfGM signed a contract that will see 27 new Metrolink trams bolster the UK’s largest tram network. The trams are being funded by the Transforming Cities Fund and are part of a range of measures to help reduce traffic in the city-region as set out in the Mayor’s Congestion Deal.

The first tram is expected to arrive in Spring 2020, with other units following on a monthly basis through to the summer of 2021.

The new trams will be the same M5000 model as the existing fleet. They each have a capacity of 206 people and can reach a maximum speed of 50mph.