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Man falls under tram at Prestwich tram station

Prestwich Metrolink station Credit: Google Maps

A man has fallen under a tram at Prestwich causing severe disruptions to Metrolink services between Queens Road and Bury.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said:

We were called to Prestwich Metrolink station at 4pm to reports that a man in his 40s had fallen under a tram. A man has been taken to hospital with injuries that are not thought to be life threatening.

– GMP

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Major tram works planned for St Peter's Square in Manchester

St Peter's Square will be redeveloped for the new second city crossing. Credit: Transport for Greater Manchester.

St Peter's Square Metrolink stop in Manchester City Centre will close for 14 months next year as work gets under way on the second city crossing.

Transport for Greater Manchester says the construction scheme will involve relocating the existing stop to allow for greater public space in the main area of the square.

The second city crossing will run from Lower Mosley Street through St Peter’s Square, before turning down Princess Street and then heading along Cross Street and Corporation Street before heading to Victoria station.

Councillor Andrew Fender, Chair of the TfGM Committee said: “This is a massive project that requires significant changes and will, unavoidably, come with a level of disruption.

“Given the location and the work involved there is no easy way of delivering this scheme. Both the scale and complexities involved – set against the importance of maintaining services through the city – mean this is the best possible option."

St Peter's Square in the heart of Manchester. Credit: Transport for Greater Manchester.
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