Inquiry into new Metrolink line

A public inquiry has been launched into plans to construct a new tram line through Manchester city centre.

Transport chiefs in the city want to build a line from Victoria station up Cross Street and Princes Street before turning into St Peter’s Square, which is being redeveloped.

According to Transport for Greater Manchester more than seven out of 10 people gave a positive response to the proposals during a 14-week consultation in 2011.

New tram stops would be built at Exchange Square and St Peter’s Square in addition to probable traffic changes on Princes Street.

Once all the new lines have been completed Manchester Metrolink will be the biggest light rail network in the country.

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