New Islington tram stop

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New Islington
Metrolink
New Islington Metrolink station.jpg
New Islington tram stop, in February 2013
New Islington is located in Manchester_Metrolink
New Islington
New Islington
Location of New Islington in Greater Manchester
Location
Place New Islington
Local authority Manchester
Coordinates 53°28′52″N 2°13′09″W / 53.4812°N 2.2193°W / 53.4812; -2.2193Coordinates: 53°28′52″N 2°13′09″W / 53.4812°N 2.2193°W / 53.4812; -2.2193
Platforms 2
Fare zone information
Metrolink Zone D (City)
Present status In operation
Operations
Original operator Metrolink
History
Opened 8 February 2013 (preview)[1]
11 February 2013 (full)[2][3]
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New Islington is a tram stop on the East Manchester Line (EML) and City Zone of Greater Manchester's light-rail Metrolink system. The station opened on 11 February 2013,[2][3] after a three-day free trial for local residents.[1] The station was constructed as part of Phase 3a of the Metrolink's expansion, and is located in the New Islington area of Manchester, England. It was originally proposed to open with the name Pollard Street,[citation needed] being located at the junction Munday Street and Pollard Street.[4]

Services

Services are mostly every 12 minutes on all routes.

Connecting bus routes

New Islington is directly served by a bus service, which is served by Stagecoach Manchester service 216, which replicates the Metrolink service to Droylsden before continuing to Ashton-under-Lyne, and Stagecoach service 231, which runs nearby to Ashton via Littlemoss and Smallshaw. Both services run to nearby Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b "It's the final countdown". Transport for Greater Manchester. 1 February 2013. Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
  2. ^ a b Kirby, Dean (4 December 2012). "Opening of Metrolink tram service to Droylsden delayed until February 2013". Retrieved 7 December 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Droylsden's new Metrolink line to open in February". Transport for Greater Manchester. 7 December 2012. Retrieved 7 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Metrolink - New Islington station" (PDF). Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 26 June 2011.
  5. ^ "Transport for Greater Manchester - Journey Planning - Network Maps". Transport for Greater Manchester. Archived from the original on 2 November 2012. Retrieved 13 February 2013.

External links

  • New Islington Stop Information
  • New Islington area map
  • Light Rail Transit Association
Preceding station   Manchester metrolink logo.PNG Manchester Metrolink   Following station
towards Eccles
Eccles – Ashton-under-Lyne Line
towards MediaCityUK
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towards Etihad Campus


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