The Metrolink line into the heart of Tameside is complete and drivers have been carrying out day time tests.
Metrolink Director Peter Cushing said,
"we've been carrying out daytime tram tests on the Ashton line and its great to see the excitement from people".
"Everybody in Tameside is looking forward to the line opening."
"We're doing our very best to make this happen as soon as possible."
"There is a lot of work ahead as part of the testing and commissioning process,including driver training and getting the rest of the network ready for a new line."
"It is hoped we can announce an opening date very shortly."
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