The new Metrolink tram spur to MediaCityUK opened yesterday so I trundled over there to have a look.
Most of the piazza area is still fenced off but the new link is much handier for the Lowry etc.
Unfortunately the line was closed again later following a derailment - 'teething troubles'.
The new station and 'The Heart' apartment block
The new Metrolink Station
One of the new style trams - M5000 Flexity Swift, manufactured by Bombardier in Vienna, Austria.
Electrical equipment by Vossloh Kiepe, Dusseldorf.
Capacity: 206 passengers. Maximum speed: 80km/ hour
Length: 28.4 metres. Height: 3.67 metres. Width: 2.65 metres
Weight when empty: 39.7 tonnes. Doorways: Four per side
A closer look at the lighting towers
Still being worked on