Radcliffe on Manchester Metrolink’s Bury line is now home to a new enlarged Park and Ride site after work to increase the size was completed. The site – which now includes an extra 111 spaces – reopened from Monday 16th May and is part of the broader Metrolink Park and Ride expansion scheme.
Radcliffe now has 480 spaces with an extra parking deck installed which will enable more people to access the Metrolink network and use public transport for part of their journey.
Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, said: “Park & Ride schemes like this one are vital for the development of the Greater Manchester Bee Network vision by providing a truly integrated public transport system, making travel around our city-region easier, more accessible and affordable. This latest project means we have now created almost 600 new Park & Ride spaces at three different tram stops across the city-region in the past 18 months, in addition to the thousands of Park & Ride spaces already available across the Metrolink network. By getting people out of their vehicles and onto public transport – even if it’s only for part of their journey – we can help reduce traffic congestion and decrease harmful emissions that are damaging the quality of our air.”
The wider Park and Ride expansion programme has also seen an extra 123 additional spaces installed at Whitefield and a new 360 space site provided at Parkway on the Trafford Park line.
Chris Barnes, Head of Projects Group at Transport for Greater Manchester, said: “We are delighted to have successfully completed the Metrolink Park & Ride expansion works, increasing car parking capacity at both the Radcliffe and Whitefield stops. Pre-pandemic, the car parks at both sites used to be at full capacity by 8am, so the additional spaces will enable even more people to travel sustainably across the 99-stop Metrolink network and all the many great locations it serves.”