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Manchester Metrolink: Quiz


Question 1: Metrolink is run as a ________ between GMPTE and private transport firms.
Conservative Party (UK)Public–private partnershipPrivate finance initiativeWorld Health Organization

Question 2: Several companies were short-listed to build the extensions[26] with the M-Pact Thales consortium, made up of Thales, Laing O'Rourke and ________, being eventually picked[27] in spring 2008.
VolkerRailNet incomeEarnings before interest and taxesDoncaster

Question 3: The system is owned by the ________ (GMPTE) and operated under contract by Stagecoach Group.
M60 motorwayGreater Manchester Transport Innovation FundGreater Manchester Passenger Transport ExecutiveGreater Manchester congestion charge

Question 4: Several firms have been contracted in the past to operate and manage the network, including Altram (Manchester) Limited (a consortium of Ansaldo Transporti, ________ Investments Limited, Laing Civil Engineering and 3i) and Serco Metrolink.
BunzlBAE SystemsAMECSerco Group

Question 5: The Trafford Centre line will continue from Pomona viaduct on the Eccles line, which has been built with the expansion in mind, and will have stops serving the Manchester United home ground at Old Trafford and ________.
Bramall HallHeaton ParkOrdsall HallImperial War Museum North

Question 6: [48] Similarly, there have been suggestions that Rawtenstall should get a regular train service to Manchester, via the East Lancashire Railway, with the conversion of the ________ line this creates complications.
Heywood, Greater ManchesterBurySalford, Greater ManchesterRadcliffe, Greater Manchester

Question 7: The need for a light rail system in Manchester was born out of a desire to link the two main ________, Piccadilly and Victoria.
Train stationHigh-speed railTramCommuter rail

Question 8: Conversion of the Marple rail service to ________ or Metrolink operation (dependent on funding from rail operation budgets)[35]
TrolleybusLight railTram-trainZero-fare public transport

Question 9: Late in 2008 works started extending the system to East Didsbury, ________, Oldham, Rochdale, Mediacity:uk and Manchester Airport.
Shaw and CromptonAshton-under-LyneRoytonChadderton

Question 10: Further potential extensions to ________ and the Trafford Centre are envisaged, subject to funding.
Salford, Greater ManchesterOldhamCheadle HulmeStockport


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