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Awards for Manchester Metrolink projects

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) was named a winner in two categories and was highly commended in a third at the Light Rail Awards on October 7.

The Metrolink Airport line was named Project of the Year in the projects over 50 million euros category, while the Metrolink WiFi programme to provide free WiFi on all trams across the network won the Best Customer Initiative award.

TfGM’s recently completed transformation of the Deansgate-Castlefield Metrolink stop in Manchester city centre was highly commended in the projects under 50 million euros category.

TfGM Committee Chairman Andrew Fender said: “It’s great to see TfGM’s work rewarded - not just for transformational projects like the Airport line, but also for customer initiatives like our free WiFi programme.”

Contractor MPT won (and Rowe Hankins was highly commended) in the two Supplier of the Year categories, while Bombardier Transportation, which builds Metrolink’s M5000 trams, was highly commended for Manufacturer of the Year.

Operator RATP Dev was highly commended in the Operator of the Year and Employee of the Year categories.

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