Ashton-under-Lyne tram stop

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Ashton-under-Lyne
Metrolink
Ashton-under-Lyne tram stop, Feb 18.jpg
The stop in February 2018.
Ashton-under-Lyne is located in Manchester_Metrolink
Ashton-under-Lyne
Ashton-under-Lyne
Location of Ashton-under-Lyne in Greater Manchester
Location
Place Ashton-under-Lyne
Local authority Tameside
Coordinates 53°29′25″N 2°05′51″W / 53.4904°N 2.0976°W / 53.4904; -2.0976Coordinates: 53°29′25″N 2°05′51″W / 53.4904°N 2.0976°W / 53.4904; -2.0976
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Fare zone information
Metrolink Zone N
Present status In operation
Operations
Original operator Manchester Metrolink
History
Opened 9 October 2013[1]
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Ashton-under-Lyne is a tram stop serving Ashton-under-Lyne on Greater Manchester's light rail Metrolink system, it is the terminus of the system's East Manchester Line (EML). It is located beside Ashton-under-Lyne bus station, and a few minutes walk away from Ashton-under-Lyne railway station, forming an Ashton travel hub.[2]

History

The stop was built as part of Phase 3b of the network's expansion, and opened on 9 October 2013,[1] ahead of the originally-publicised schedule of the winter of 2013–14.[3]

In May 2009, a special fund of £1.5 billion was agreed for 15 transport schemes in Greater Manchester. These included a further 2.1-mile (3.4 km) extension to the East Manchester line from Droylsden to Ashton-under-Lyne. Plans for the extension from Droylsden to Ashton-under-Lyne were fully approved by the Department for Transport in March 2010 whereupon MPact-Thales was appointed as the main contractor.[4]

Services

Services are mostly every 12 minutes on all routes.

References

  1. ^ a b "Twitter / TamesideCouncil: CllrRobinson announces that..." Tameside Council. Twitter. 10 September 2013. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Metrolink - Ashton-under-Lyne station" (PDF). Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Metrolink - East Manchester line". Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.metrolink.co.uk/futuremetrolink/Pages/east-manchester-line.aspx

External links

  • Metrolink stop information
  • Ashton-under-Lyne area map
  • Light Rail Transit Association
Preceding station   Manchester metrolink logo.PNG Manchester Metrolink   Following station
towards Eccles
Eccles – Ashton-under-Lyne Line Terminus


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