Also what a waste of millions of pounds just for all this infrastructure between Werneth and Mumps to be ripped up and demolished in around 18 months time. It will be interesting to see how the trams cope in winter with the long steep climb up from Featherstall Road to King Street which is going to be a really steep hill for a tram to negotiate With Oldham at 213m above sea level there is nowhere else on the system that will suffer such adverse freezing weather conditions in winter.
When the route up the very steep hill into town becomes impassable in winter they could divert the trams via the tunnel to get to Mumps.
Oops but wait a minute! At great expense that will have been dismantled and all gone by then.