Tram testing begins on Trafford Park Metrolink extension

The first test tram has traversed the Trafford Park line track, capping a landmark week for the £350m Metrolink extension project, which included the final concrete pour.

Travelling along Trafford Wharf Road between the Pomona Metrolink stop and Warren Bruce Road overnight on Sunday, the short journey kick-started an extensive safety and testing process that will start with the development of signalling and control systems infrastructure. A team of engineers accompanied the tram and carried out essential safety checks as it travelled at walking speed.

Testing is expected to last over several months before driver training can take place ahead of the line opening in the first half of 2020.

Source: TfGM

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