TfGM reveals designs of Metrolink stations

Transport for Greater Manchester said Metrolink passengers are set to benefit from a package of works that will see improvements to security, safety and facilities at tram stops along the Bury line.

The work will start next Monday 13 June and run until December, but TfGM, formerly known as the Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive, said Metrolink services will not be affected.

Besses o'th' Barn, also known as Besses, Bowker Vale, Bury, Crumpsall, Heaton Park, Prestwich, Radcliffe and Whitefield are all set for stop enhancements.

TfGM said better lighting, new seats, shelters and cycle facilities will form part of the improvements that will be delivered over the coming months.

Cllr Keith Whitmore, chair of the Transport for Greater Manchester Committee, said: "More than 20 million passengers use Metrolink every year, and we are committed to improving the safety, security and attractiveness of the entire network for the benefit of all users.

"The work on the Bury line forms the next step in making improvements across the network, which will provide a high standard of facilities along the line."

Existing buildings and canopies at Besses and Bowker Vale will be removed, with new waiting shelters and stop furniture installed with an aim at improving visibility between the platforms and entrances.

The roof over the footbridge at the Heaton Park stop is also being removed, with an aim at improving lighting and visibility.

At the Bury stop, TfGM said the platform waiting room will be removed to prevent anti-social behaviour and new seating will be installed.

The project cost was not disclosed.

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