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17 Sep 2013, 08:43

The next phase of work to develop a new Metrolink stop in Cheetham Hill on the Bury line started this week.

Peter Cushing, Metrolink Director, said: "We hope the development of a new Metrolink stop will benefit the area by increasing convenience and boosting transport links to and from the city centre.

"We are aware of the disruption that such a project can have on passengers, businesses, residents and other people in the area and we're doing we can everything to minimise that whilst also completing the work in as short a time as possible."

There will be ongoing work to complete the construction of the inbound and outbound platforms at the Queens Road site for around eight weeks. Work will be carried out to construct the lift shaft, erect columns to support the access stairway to the outbound platform and lay the foundations to the inbound platform.

A crane will be positioned next to Queens Road, which will require a temporary lane closure and temporary traffic lights.

The Cheetham Hill stop is due to open before the end of the year.

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Too bad Metrolink see the need to close down the whole of the Bury line on 21st & 22nd September, substituting with slow replacement buses. If this isn't inconvenience I don't know what is. Do they ever consider overnight working or is that too simple?…

comment by Digglegate | 18/09/2013 07:49:26

Digglegate - to avoid inconvenience for you lets keep things as they are. In fact lets go back and live in caves. #nimby #progress #doesn't like change…

comment by Nigglegate | 18/09/2013 09:35:49

Overnight only gives a 7-hour window. A full weekend closure of 50-60 hours means more work can be done than in a series of night shifts. Network Rail also favour this approach as it means less closure hours in the long run.…

comment by CG | 19/09/2013 11:28:00





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