Saturday, 30 November 2013
It looks like the local Metrolink will be a success after all
Please excuse the worlds worst Metrolink photograph but it was taken on a mobile phone from a moving car. The photo was taken this evening in Droylsden and it was good to see that the Metrolink trams heading into and out of Ashton were very busy, many heading into Ashton from the Manchester direction were that full it was a case of standing room only.
I have always backed the Metrolink scheme as I believe there must be an alternative to buses and private motor cars. With no alternative we would eventually face total gridlock. I did however fear that the line through Droylsden to Ashton might have been a mistake as early reports suggested little interest from the travelling public, but happily it now appears that the public have finally realised that the Metrolink is a viable alternative after all.
Let's hope for further Metrolink expansion in the future, especially to places even void of decent rail facilities such as Haughton Green. I reckon that a Metrolink line to Denton and Haughton Green travelling from Manchester along the A57 corridor would be a big success.