Progress on the Metrolink Trafford Park Line – July 2019

It’s been a while since I’ve done an update on the Metrolink Trafford Park Line (TPL). I’ve generally avoided the area since work started on the TPL, as it’s been such a pain to cycle around there. It’s also not particularly safe or pleasant to cycle with the kids now, which is a shame as it used to be a relatively good way to get to Salford Quays. Continue reading “Progress on the Metrolink Trafford Park Line – July 2019”

Trafford Civic Quarter Masterplan

Well, what a difference a year makes. This time in 2017 we were in the middle of the highly divisive UA92 and Refreshed Stretford Masterplan consultation. Since then, the 2018 local elections brought a change of executive at Trafford Council, plans for Turn Moss were scrapped and we’ve started to see a different approach from the council in regards to development in Stretford.

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A tale of two masterplans

As I’ve covered in some recent posts, Trafford Council have published a refreshed masterplan for Stretford, based predominantly around the UA92 proposals. They’ve been consulting residents about these proposals, having hosted a number of sessions with locals. They also have an online questionnaire for people to give their views, deadline is 19 December 2017. Continue reading “A tale of two masterplans”

Metrolink Trafford Park Line – Latest designs

TfGM have recently circulated designs for the Metrolink Trafford Park Line, including details of the changes that’ll affect cycling in the area. We have been told the design is now at an advanced stage, but TfGM are welcoming comments and suggestions for improvement on the details from a user’s perspective. How likely they are to make any significant changes though, I’m not sure. Continue reading “Metrolink Trafford Park Line – Latest designs”