A recent study has named Manchester’s Metrolink system as ‘one of the best in the world’.
The light rail systems poll rated Manchester’s Metrolink system, scoring 66/100 based on ten separate criteria, according to Transport for Greater Manchester. These included categories such as tram corridor potential, speed, and pricing and ticketing.
The study, conducted by Eurogroup Consulting, compared 32 tram systems across the World. Manchester Metrolink was praised for pricing, frequency and use of resources.
Councillor Mark Aldred, of the Greater Manchester Transport Committee, said: “We are working all the time to make Metrolink better, so I’m delighted it has been recognised as one of the best tram systems in the world.
“Things like this don’t happen by chance. It’s a reflection of a lot of hard work and investment over many years and also testament to the work that KeolisAmey Metrolink have done to improve performance in the two years they have been operating and maintaining the network.
“We’ve invested almost £2bn over the last decade or so to grow Metrolink, are investing in more trams and constantly looking at ways to make using it easier and more attractive – such as the contactless payment system that launched this week.”
For more information, view the report online.