Oldham Metrolink plans to be revealed

Michael Hunt

A public information event is being held to give people in Oldham a chance to find out more about plans for a temporary Metrolink stop at Oldham Mumps.

Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive is holding the event at Oldham Library and Lifelong Learning Centre within Greaves Street in Oldham next Monday.

As part of work to convert the former Oldham loop rail line to Metrolink, GMPTE is submitting a planning application for a temporary Metrolink stop at Oldham Mumps, close to the site of the former Mumps railway station.

GMPTE said the temporary stop will remain in place until a permanent stop is built on Union Street as part of the future Metrolink extension through Oldham town centre. GMPTE added that the temporary stop will then be removed.

Philip Purdy, GMPTE's Metrolink director, said: "We are committed to keeping in touch with residents and businesses while construction on the new Oldham and Rochdale route is ongoing and public information events such as this are a vital part of that commitment.

"I would encourage people to come along to the event, where they can view the plans and speak with team members on a one-to-one basis to discuss the scheme and ask any questions they may have."

The event is taking place from 5pm until 7pm on Monday 5 July.

  • Anyone unable to attend can find out more about the proposals by calling the Metrolink public liaison team on 0161 244 1555 or email future.metrolink@gmpte.gov.uk

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