Thursday, 5 July 2012

Overnight work on the South Manchester Metrolink Line

Transport for Greater Manchester are going to be sending out the following letter to warn residents (living int eh affected area shaded on the above map) of planned overnight work taking place on the Chorlton Metrolink Line. Please get in touch with me if you have any concerns or require more information.

I am writing to advise you that we will shortly be carrying out some overnight works on the South Manchester Line.

The work will take place from Mauldeth Road West to the junction with the Altrincham Line at Trafford Bar for a 27 hour possession starting on Sunday 15th July 2012 starting at 12am.

The works will require the use of plant vehicles to gain access to the overhead line equipment. These vehicles will gain access to the Metrolink track via the new depot at Trafford.

In order to minimise impact to residents, when plant is not in use it will be switched off. We do not expect this work to cause excessive noise or disruption, however you may see workers and vehicles on the site during the hours of working given above.

This out-of-hours working has been agreed in advance with your local authority.

Managing construction work

All the work will be carried out in line with TfGM’s Code of Construction Practice (COCP). This includes measures to ensure that safety procedures are followed and to control activities which may affect local residents and businesses including noise, working hours and pollution.

Please note that construction sites can be dangerous places – sites are fenced in for the protection of the public. For your own safety, please do not try to access the site. There will be no need for anyone to enter your property or business without prior arrangement. If we do need access to your property we will request this in advance and our representatives will carry appropriate identification.

If you are in any doubt, do not allow access to your property and please call our helpline numbers (0161 244 1555 or 0845 604 2724) to confirm the identity of any person claiming to be a TfGM, Metrolink or MPact-Thales representative.

How to find out more

If you have any queries at all, please do not hesitate to contact either myself or a member of my team on 0161 244 1555 (office hours) or email If requested, we are also happy to arrange to visit you at home or at your place of work to discuss the project further.

To report any urgent issues or incidents relating to this work, please call 0845 604 2724. This number will be staffed 24 hours a day.

Yours faithfully

Neil Harrison

Stakeholder Communications Manager, Transport for Greater Manchester

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