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Transport in Manchester: Quiz


Question 1: Excavation work under the ________ for this project began in the 1970s, but was soon abandoned due to costs and rumours of 'subterranean obstacles'.
Hulme Arch BridgeManchester ArndaleManchester Victoria stationTrafford Centre

Question 2: The urban and suburban areas are covered by a sizeable network of railway lines, including to ________, Bolton, Stockport and Wilmslow.
ChaddertonAshton-under-LyneOldhamShaw and Crompton

Question 3: High speed trains to London are run from Manchester Piccadilly by ________, journeys typically taking around 2 hr 15 min, with the quickest taking 2 hr 5 mins.
East Midlands TrainsIsland Line TrainsVirgin TrainsSouth West Trains

Question 4: First Manchester operates free Metroshuttle services that link important points such as ________, Piccadilly and Oxford Road stations with Chinatown, Deansgate, Salford Central, and Albert Square.
Manchester Victoria stationManchester Airport railway stationManchester Piccadilly stationRochdale railway station

Question 5: Many routes are extremely busy, especially at peak times, and prices have risen at far above the rate of ________.
EconomicsKeynesian economicsMoneyInflation

Question 6: Manchester has a ________ system called Metrolink.
TrolleybusHeritage streetcarTramLight rail

Question 7: Greater Manchester and Greater London are the only two UK conurbations with a separately numbered orbital motorway (though it is possible to circumnavigate ________ via several differently numbered motorways).

Question 8: Cutbacks followed the ________ in the 1960s, with Manchester Central, Manchester Mayfield and Manchester Exchange closing to passengers.
Chiltern Main LineWest Coast Main LineBeeching AxeEast Coast Main Line

Question 9: The area is served by a network of bus routes (laying claim to one of the first in the world) and a tram network (first modern light rail system in the ________) radiates from the city centre.
CanadaUnited KingdomWalesEngland

Question 10: Research in ________ suggested that Manchester is the fourth most congested city in Europe.


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