GMITA has officially applied to the Department for Transport for permission to close Mosley Street Metrolink stop in the city centre. Although recently fitted out in the latest colours and supplied with new ticket machines (pictured), GMITA considers the stop too close to the junction at Piccadilly Gardens and liable to cause delays when the new Metrolink lines come into operation. The stop only caters for outbound trams on the Altrincham and Eccles lines, and still features the original “humped” layout where only a section of the platform is high enough for level entry into vehicles. Anyone with comments on the closure can write to the DfT before the closing date of the consultation on 9 February 2011: Department for Transport, RLMP division, Great Minster House, 76 Marsham St, London SW1P 4DR.
[Image credit: “Metrolink ticket machine” by Ian Roberts on Flickr]