New Metrolink book to be launched

A new book celebrating the 25th anniversary of Manchester Metrolink is to be launched this weekend. Metrolink: The First 25 Years by Mark Ovenden looks at the complete history of the system including the history of the creation of the line and a look at the trams that run the service.

Published by Capital Transport Publishing the book is 128 pages and is illustrated with photographs and maps throughout. Costing £12.95 the book has been published with the full co-operation of Manchester Metrolink.

Mark Ovenden commented: “I was living in Manchester during the construction period when Metrolink was first being built and remember seeing the original tram tracks on Market Street being uncovered in preparation for the new system. During the test trials and especially on the opening day in 1992, people in my office overlooking St Peter’s Square spent half the day looking out of the window at these wonderful new vehicles on the city streets. We’ve had a great initial reaction to the book, and have received a lot of compliments from all areas. I hope everyone has the opportunity to flick through the pages of Metrolink’s fascinating history.”

The book is available now from all the usual retailers both online and in stores.

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