Devo deal to unlock £350m for Metrolink to go to Trafford Park

THE city region devolution deal agreed between the Government and local authority leaders will unlock around £350m for a further extension of the Metrolink tram system, taking it to the Trafford Centre and the Trafford Park industrial zone.

Chancellor George Osborne was in the city on Monday to sign the deal and officially open the latest leg of the Metrolink, to Manchester Airport.

Mr Osborne, one the architects of the new devolution deal, which is a key part of his Northern Powerhouse strategy, said: "I am delig... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...