Manchester Metrolink welcomed commuters back on to the tram network Tuesday (30 August) for the first time after services were restored through the new-look expanded St Peter’s Square stop.
Thousands of morning rush hour customers were able to get off at the revamped tram stop for the first time, or carry on their journey through to the north and east of the city.
The much bigger tram stop is now more central to the square and features two new platforms and two sets of track. More than 20 trees have been planted throughout the square during construction work including four on the stop itself – a first for Metrolink.
Finishing works are continuing around the stop and the square area; to connect with the new Second City Crossing line currently under construction by MPT, along Princess Street.
When the new city crossing opens through to the Exchange Square stop next year, the expanded St Peter’s Square stop will allow more frequent and reliable services to run through the city.
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