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24 April 2020updated 06 Oct 2020 9:45am

Government pledges funding to cities’ light rail systems, but no firm plan in place

By Samuel Horti

The Department for Transport (DfT) has confirmed it will give extra funding to light rail systems in cities around England to stop services closing down.

Manchester’s Metrolink, the Tyne and Wear Metro, the West Midlands Metro, Sheffield and Nottingham’s trams, and other services will receive extra cash, but ministers, mayors and transport authorities are yet to iron out the details of the funding packages.

The extra money would help these services stay open for essential journeys, the government said.

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