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Altrincham Metrolink line undergoes refurbishment

22 Jun 2009

Replacement bus service throughout August

Metrolink station

The Altrincham Metrolink line will be closed during August, to allow connections to be built to new tram lines and for the worn-out overhead power lines to be replaced.

A £3.5M improvement programme will revitalise existing stops on the line as well as making it possible for passengers to use the new routes being built to Chorlton and to MediaCityUK.

Altrincham Interchange will undergo the following improvements:

  • a new CCTV system
  • better lighting
  • improved access for disabled passengers
  • new tactile paving
  • new drainage
  • new litter bins

All local tram stops on the line will receive the following upgrades:

  • New platform furniture and signage
  • A deep clean for all stops
  • Lift refurbishment

Various improvements will also be carried out at individual stops on the line.

The track layout at Cornbrook will be extensively remodelled to accommodate the new MediaCityUK service and to provide greater operational flexibility and service availability.

Metrolink will also introduce its new identity – incorporating the colours yellow and silver – before the first new-look tram arrives later this year.

Replacement bus services will be provided while the line is closed, and a major information campaign will be launched next month to keep passengers up to date.

You can obtain more information about Metrolink services:

  • online at Metrolink
  • by calling Metrolink Customer Services on 0161 205 2000 (lines are open between 7am and 11pm, Monday to Friday, and between 10am and 6pm at weekends)