TWO Metrolink stations on the Bury line could be revamped as part of a new trial.

Improvements including level pedestrian crossings, and improved access, could be introduced to both Heaton Park and Whitefield stations, subject to funding.

If the trial is successful, it could see further improvements to facilities at stations along the Bury line, which are among the oldest on the network.

27 new trams could also be added to the Metrolink network in a bid to introduce more double trams and increase capacity.

It is part of a new congestion deal which includes an £80m investment in Metrolink trams, providing 4,800 extra spaces and increasing capacity on the busiest lines.

Transport for Greater Manchester’s Head of Metrolink, Danny Vaughan, said: “TfGM will shortly be placing an order for up to 27 new Metrolink trams. This will, ultimately, enable all trams on Metrolink’s busiest lines - Bury and Altrincham - to be doubles, giving a much needed boost to capacity.

“Additionally TfGM is exploring possibilities to enhance customer facilities on Metrolink’s Bury line, some of the oldest on the network.

“Heaton Park and Whitefield have been suggested as trial sites following feedback from passengers and local representatives. Subject to securing funding, plans would include the provision of level pedestrian crossings, improved access and general improvements to the stop environment.”