Manchester tram trim
25 November 2011
Had a quick nose around the new tram line to East Manchester. Looks really good. All overhead wires in place, stations nearly finished, landscaping done and grass grown and mowed. Seeing brand new kit like this being put in, really sends out such a positive message about public transport. Looking forward to trying it next summer. The area really needs it – a mixture of old industrial sites awaiting redevelopment, some pretty poor looking, much older housing and lots of brand new flats. Transport links don’t beat poverty but at least they make it more likely, it can be beaten.