Transport bosses have provided an update on repair work at Bury's Metrolink station.

Repair work on the escalator has been ongoing for several months after the mechanism for the stairway was damaged by flooding.

Tram passengers have been asked to use the adjoining staircase or lift while work is being carried out.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) confirmed that while the escalator was being looked by its repair team, the age of the escalator means work is taking longer than usual.

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Danny Vaughan, TfGM’s Head of Metrolink, said: “Our teams are working hard to repair the escalator at Bury’s Metrolink stop, though the work that needs to be carried out is complex given that the escalator is around 50 years old.

“I want to reassure our customers that we are doing everything we can to bring the escalator back to working order, and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”

In December 2022, plans for a ‘radical overhaul’ of Bury interchange was announced by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) to make the site fit for the future.

The proposals are part of Greater Manchester's Bee Network masterplan to mirror a London-style integrated transport system with the interchange identified as a site that needs improvement.

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The Bury plans will see the Metrolink platform refurbished to include more capacity, a new shelter, and an extra southern step-free access.

Earlier this month, Bury Council leader Eamonn O’Brien that the Interchange project was expected to be completed by 2030, at a cost of £80m.

The council leader joined Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham at the interchange for the launch of the next phase of the Bee Network rollout.

The next stage will see 80 new Bee Network buses enter circulation in parts of Bury and Manchester as well as Oldham and Rochdale.