Exchange Square tram stop

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Exchange Square
New Metrolink Stop at Exchange Square, David Dixon, 4762757.jpg
Exchange Square tram stop on the day of opening.
Exchange Square is located in Manchester_Metrolink
Exchange Square
Exchange Square
Location of Exchange Square in Greater Manchester
Place Exchange Square
Local authority Manchester
Coordinates 53°29′03″N 2°14′36″W / 53.4843°N 2.2433°W / 53.4843; -2.2433Coordinates: 53°29′03″N 2°14′36″W / 53.4843°N 2.2433°W / 53.4843; -2.2433
Grid reference SJ839986
Platforms 2 (island)
Fare zone information
Metrolink Zone 1
Present status In operation
Opened 6 December 2015; 3 years ago (2015-12-06)

Exchange Square tram stop is a stop in the City Zone of Greater Manchester's Metrolink light rail system, in Exchange Square opposite the Manchester Arndale shopping centre in Manchester city centre. It is part of the Second City Crossing (2CC).[1][2]

Construction began in 2014 and the line to the stop was tested in November 2015.[3] The stop opened as a north-facing terminus on 6 December 2015 with trams running to Rochdale, until the full Second City Crossing was completed in early 2017.[4][5][6] Once the Second City Crossing opened in February 2017, services extended to East Didsbury.[7]



  • 12 minute service to Rochdale
  • 12 minute service to Shaw and Crompton
  • 6 minute service to East Didsbury[7]


  • 12 minute service to Rochdale
  • 12 minute service to East Didsbury[7]
Preceding station   Manchester metrolink logo.PNG Manchester Metrolink   Following station
towards East Didsbury
East Didsbury – Shaw and Crompton Line
towards East Didsbury
East Didsbury – Rochdale Town Centre Line



  1. ^ Second city crossing route
  2. ^ Second city crossing Archived 16 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine Greater Manchester Transport – 2011
  3. ^ Charlotte Dobson (1 November 2015). "Pictured: First trams tested on Manchester's Second City Crossing line as Metrolink aim to have Exchange Square open for Christmas". men.
  4. ^ Jennifer Williams (28 October 2013). "Second cross-city Metrolink tram link gets green light". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Metrolink Capital Update" (PDF). TfGM. 2 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Metrolink Second City Crossing set to open". British Trams Online. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  7. ^ a b c "Exchange Square". TfGM. Retrieved 28 January 2018.

External links

  • Metrolink stop information
  • Failsworth area map

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