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Metrolink : facts and figures

Some Metrolink facts and figures:

Route length (miles)24
Number of stops37
First section opened1992
Extended since opening of initial networkyes
Most recent section opened2000
Further extensions plannedyes
Street runningyes
Tunnel sectionsyes (short ex-railway tunnels)
Elevated sectionsyes
Former railway alignmentsyes
Replaced 'heavy rail' serviceyes
Track gaugestandard
Electricity supply750v DC: overhead catenary/trolley wire
Current collectionpantograph
Number of vehicles32
Oldest vehicle1992 (Phase One trams)
Newest vehicle1999 (Phase Two trams)
Passengers (April 2006-March 2007)-millions19.8
Passenger miles (April 2006-March 2007)-millions129

Standard gauge = 4′ 8½″ (1435mm)
Passenger figures source: Department for Transport, 2007.

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