Metrolink has helped to create the modern Greater Manchester city-region by driving regeneration and employment in the areas it serves.
Last year saw a record-breaking 37 million passenger journeys and that number is continually growing.
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Trams are great for city transport – why doesn’t the UK have more?
and can help underpin neighborhood regeneration projects.
“Think of trams as an urban development project rather than a transport scheme,” says Martin Wedderburn, Transport Planner and Associate for thinktank the Centre for London. “The physical permanence of the rails has a much bigger impact on developers and investors, especially in the UK where bus routes can be changed or withdrawn at such short notice.”
Yet while light-rail use in England is at record highs of 268 million journeys, the highest since records began in 1983, they make up
What light rail can do for cities: