- 17 May 2011
Scnapps? Think he's been on them. I suppos eit IS possible to link Bolton to the Metrolink, but raises many questions.
1. If it's instead of the current rail then what's the point of upgrading the current line (and all the subsequent through traffic)?
2. If it runs over the existing lines trains/trams will hold each other up, and who would really prefer the trams over larger trains that would be quicker and have more facilities (toilets?)
3. There's an argument for street running from town to Highfield where it could then be built over the old lines to Monton - then street running to Eccles to join the Metro there (but what a long-winded way round but does cover areas without a train link)
4. Or simply turn the Atherton line to Metrolink?
Of course nothing to do with the forthcoming election!