Radcliffe Metrolink Park & Ride has reopened with 111 additional car parking spaces
The Metrolink Park & Ride facility at the Radcliffe stop has reopened today (Monday 16 May) following the completion of construction works which has added 111 extra car parking spaces.
The work has seen the installation of a new parking deck at the existing site, expanding the number of spaces from 369 to 480 in total, enabling more people to access the Metrolink network and use public transport for part of their journey.
Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, said: “Park & Ride schemes like this one are vital for the development of the Greater Manchester Bee Network vision by providing a truly integrated public transport system, making travel around our city-region easier, more accessible and affordable.
“This latest project means we have now created almost 600 new Park & Ride spaces at three different tram stops across the city-region in the past 18 months, in addition to the thousands of Park & Ride spaces already available across the Metrolink network.
“By getting people out of their vehicles and onto public transport – even if it’s only for part of their journey – we can help reduce traffic congestion and decrease harmful emissions that are damaging the quality of our air.”
Delivered earlier than the estimated completion date, the work at Radcliffe – which also features a new electric vehicle (EV) charging point – marks the completion of the broader Metrolink Park & Ride expansion works programme, which has also seen the construction of a new deck providing 123 additional spaces at Whitefield and the 360-space Park & Ride site at Parkway on the Trafford Park line.
There also further plans to build a brand-new Park & Ride site at Walkden rail station later this year with over 100 parking spaces, four motorcycle bays, EV charging provision and cycle storage.
Chris Barnes, Head of Projects Group at Transport for Greater Manchester, said: “We are delighted to have successfully completed the Metrolink Park & Ride expansion works, increasing car parking capacity at both the Radcliffe and Whitefield stops.
“Pre-pandemic, the car parks at both sites used to be at full capacity by 8am, so the additional spaces will enable even more people to travel sustainably across the 99-stop Metrolink network and all the many great locations it serves.”
For further information regarding Park & Ride, please visit the TfGM website at: www.tfgm.com/park-and-ride
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