Manchester Metrolink’s Park and Ride site at Whitefield on the Bury line has reopened after construction works which have seen 123 more car parking spaces were completed. With these works now over the construction team will move on to Radcliffe to increase that car park in size as well.
During the work at Whitefield a second parking deck has been added to the car park which has allowed the total number of spaces to be increased from 208 to 331. The former exit and entrance to the car park have also been changed to improve traffic movements around the site. The main entrance to the site from Stanley Road remains unchanged.
Now the Park and Ride site at Radcliffe has been closed to all users except for Blue Badge holders to allow work to take place in the expansion of that site as well. The car park was closed from the end of service on Tuesday 25th January and will remain so until Summer 2022 when it is due to reopen. By then it will have increased in size from 369 to 480 spaces.
Chris Barnes, Head of Projects Group at Transport for Greater Manchester, said: “We are pleased to have completed the work required to provide an extra 123 car parking spaces at the Whitefield Metrolink stop. This additional capacity will enable more people to access the Metrolink network and use public transport as part of their overall journey. We are also really pleased to be continuing with the ongoing Park & Ride expansion work which is taking place at the Radcliffe stop. The preparatory operations that we have undertaken so far have gone well and we are now looking forward to progressing the works in earnest, following the closure of the main facility. We would ask anyone wishing to park in the vicinity of the Radcliffe stop to head to the alternative site opposite the entrance to the existing Radcliffe Park & Ride facility for the duration of the construction works.“
During the works at Radcliffe a temporary facility, located off Spring Lane opposite the current site, is being provided which contains 250 spaces.