While work is already under way on the Metrolink Trafford Park Line (TPL), TfGM are still not particularly forthcoming when it comes to detailed plans for the route, despite ongoing requests.

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Preparatory work on Trafford Wharf, photo by SkyscraperCity forum user j616s

Given that valid safety concerns had been raised against the Second City Crossing (2CC) and ignored, and given there’s already been a cycling related incident in the little time it’s been open. Many people are keen that TfGM take on board the needs of people on bikes and implement the new line without putting vulnerable road users at risk.

I’m also keen to see that the well-used public green space is reinstated when Promenade Park is displaced to make way for the line.

Promenade Park, looking towards Silent Cargo and Trafford Road Bridge
Soon to be removed Promenade Park and Silent Cargo sculpture on Trafford Wharf

TfGM may not have provided much in the way of detail, but I’ve spotted that planning applications and associated documents have been published in the planning section of Trafford Council’s website. You can access these using the links below.

There’s plenty of detail in there if you’re willing to trawl through. Though probably of most interest is the design guide and its appendices in application 90165/CND/16. This includes artist impressions, design considerations and treatments, as well as detailed plans for the route.

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Trafford Park Line Design Guide

Planning applications

  • 90135/CND/16 – Application for approval of details reserved by conditions of grant of deemed planning permissionTWA/14/APP/16 (Transport for Greater Manchester (Light rapid transit system)(Trafford Park Extension) Order 2016). Condition 12 (Highway modifications)
  • 90005/CND/16 – Application for the approval of details reserved by conditions of grant of deemed planning permission TWA/14/APP/16. (Transport for Grater Manchester (Light Rapid Transit System) (Trafford Park Extension) Order 2016). Condition 7 (Environmental Mitigation)
  • 89936/TWA/16 – Proposed Trafford Park extension to the Metrolink network comprising new light rapid transit infrastructure.
  • 90165/CND/16 – Application for approval of details reserved by conditions of grant of deemed planning permissionTWA/14/APP/16 (Transport for Greater Manchester (Light rapid transit system)(Trafford Park Extension) Order 2016). Condition 4 (Materials)
  • 89852/CND/16 – Application for the approval of details reserved by conditions of grant of deemed planning permission TWA/14/APP/16. (Transport for Grater Manchester (Light Rapid Transit System) (Trafford Park Extension) Order 2016). Condition 2, phasing of scheme
  • 90263/CND/17 – Application for approval of details reserved by conditions of grant of deemed planning permissionTWA/14/APP/16 (Transport for Greater Manchester (Light rapid transit system)(Trafford Park Extension) Order 2016). Condition 9 (Construction noise)
  • 90091/CND/16 – Application for approval of details reserved by conditions of grant of deemed planning permissionTWA/14/APP/16 (Transport for Greater Manchester (Light rapid transit system)(Trafford Park Extension) Order 2016). Condition 5 (tree loss assessment)
  • 89850/CND/16 – Application for approval of details reserved by conditions of grant of deemed planning permissionTWA/14/APP/16 (Transport for Greater Manchester (Light rapid transit system)(Trafford Park Extension) Order 2016). Condition 6, Code of Construction Practise

 

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