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Saturday, July 31, 2021

Metrolink improvements on Bury line stops

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

The work will start on 13 June and run until December. Metrolink services will not be affected.

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

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

Councillor 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 o’th’ Barn and Bowker Vale will be removed, with new waiting shelters and stop furniture installed to improve visibility between the platforms and entrances.

Passengers at the Heaton Park stop will also see security improved with the removal of the roof over the footbridge, improving lighting and visibility, as well as reducing nuisance caused by pigeons.

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


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