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Manchester Metrolink extensions saved

Metrolink's planned extensions to East Didsbury and Ashton-under-Lyne have survived government cuts. The Department of Transport has confirmed the new routes will receive their planned funding.

The decision has come as a relief after the government had announced a list of projects, across the country, that it had decided to scrap as part of a review of project recently approved by the previous government.

The extension to Ashton-under-Lyne is expected to help safeguard almost 2000 jobs created under the Tameside Economic Zone, as companies have located to the area because of the planned Metrolink extension.

18 June 2010

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