Manchester Metrolink

(asked on 14th January 2020) - View Source

Question to the Department for Transport:

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding is available to Transport for Greater Manchester for the expansion of the Metrolink network.


Answered by
George Freeman Portrait
George Freeman
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
This question was answered on 22nd January 2020

The Government is committed to investing in infrastructure and levelling up across the county and has developed the Transforming Cities Fund to improve public transport with a focus on trains, trams and buses. Greater Manchester will receive a total of £312.5 million in Mayoral Transforming Cities Fund allocations. Of this, £83 million has been allocated to provide additional tram capacity on the Metrolink network through the procurement of 27 additional Metrolink trams and associated supporting infrastructure. In addition, a further £4.2 billion of funding is planned for improving transport infrastructure in major cities. More detail on future funding levels for cities will be announced later this year

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