Transport for Greater Manchester confirmed the £350 million Trafford Park Line (TPL) will open seven months earlier than planned.
Testing of the route began on December 19, with Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham joining other stakeholders to take a short ride on the route.
He said: “TPL was the first project to benefit from the devolution deal and is a shining example of what we can achieve with the right powers and funding.
“There is no doubt it is a blueprint for how Greater Manchester could run other transport systems in the future and represents a key step forward on our journey towards a more integrated, London-style transport system.”
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