At Easter 2013 work will begin to construct the overhead line equipment required along the route of the Rochdale town centre Metrolink extension. Later in the year, we anticipate that the overhead lines will be electrified.
As you may be aware, once the line is electrified, we require that business and residential property owners wishing to carry out work on their property near the Metrolink line contact Metrolink to discuss the intended working methods. This is to ensure that any work carried out is done in a safe manner. The advice given by Metrolink relating to safe working methods near Metrolink is free.
It is unlikely that any maintenance or renovation work that business and residential property owners wish to carry out on their property, barring significant renovation works, will be affected by their proximity to the electrified overhead line equipment. However, some elements of work, such as the erection of scaffolding adjacent to the Metrolink line, may need to be undertaken overnight while the power to the overhead lines is switched off.
Please see the attached letter distributed by TfGM for more information.