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Metrolink is one of Greater Manchester’s public transport success stories, with more than 43m passenger journeys on the network every year. The more people who travel by tram the less cars we have on our roads, which means less pollution and less congestion.

This year we continued construction of the Trafford Park Line, the latest extension of the Metrolink network. When it is completed in 2020 it will add 5.5km and six stops to the system and connect Metrolink to the intu Trafford Centre and Trafford Park, Europe’s largest industrial park.

So far we have completed significant infrastructure including laying over 80% of the track, a new bridge over the Bridgewater Canal, a new viaduct at Pomona and all of the platforms. The new line will run from the intu Trafford Centre to Crumpsall, increasing frequency from the stop to the city centre to every six minutes.