Manchester Metrolink: Trafford Park line expected to open in 2020

An announcement on the opening of a new Metrolink line in Manchester is expected later today.

The route will connect the Trafford Centre to the tram network for the first time.

Representatives from organisations involved in the extension will be seen testing the Trafford Park line later.

Construction work on an extra 5.5km of track began in late 2016.

Six new tram stops are planned: Wharfside, Imperial War Museum North, Village, Parkway, EventCity and Trafford Centre.

Metrolink opened in 1992 and currently has 93 stops reaching areas including Altrincham, Ashton-under-Lyne, Bury, Eccles, Oldham, Manchester Airport and Rochdale.

It is the country's largest light railway system.