Stretford tram stop

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Stretford tram stop in January 2017.
Stretford is located in Manchester_Metrolink
Location of Stretford in Greater Manchester
Place Stretford
Local authority Trafford
Coordinates 53°26′45″N 2°18′15″W / 53.4457°N 2.3042°W / 53.4457; -2.3042Coordinates: 53°26′45″N 2°18′15″W / 53.4457°N 2.3042°W / 53.4457; -2.3042
Grid reference SJ799944
Platforms 2
Fare zone information
Metrolink Zone E
Present status In operation
Original operator MSJAR
Pre-grouping company MSJAR
Post-grouping company MSJAR
London Midland Region of British Railways
Opened 20 July 1849
Closed as rail station 24 December 1991
Conversion to Metrolink operation 15 June 1992
Former name Edge Lane
Renamed September 1849
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Stretford is a tram stop on the Altrincham Line of Greater Manchester's light-rail Metrolink system. It is located in Stretford, on the corner of Chester Road and Edge Lane. It opened on 15 June 1992 as part of Phase 1 of Metrolink's expansion.

The stop was formerly Stretford railway station, a regional rail station which was opened by the Manchester South Junction and Altrincham Railway as Edge Lane railway station on 20 July 1849, was renamed to Stretford in September 1849, and closed on 24 December 1991 for conversion from heavy rail to light rail.


Stretford station in 1988
Stretford tram stop in 2007 prior to refurbishment.

The station originally opened as Edge Lane on 20 July 1849 by the Manchester, South Junction and Altrincham Railway (MSJAR). Renamed Stretford in September 1849. Operated as a four-platform station from circa 1900 until 1963. Closed as a British Rail station on 24 December 1991. Reopened as a Metrolink station on 15 June 1992.


Stretford is located on the Altrincham Line with trams towards Altrincham stopping every 6 minutes during the day, Mondays to Saturdays, every 12 minutes Monday to Saturday evenings and Sundays. Trams also head towards Manchester and Bury, with the Monday to Saturday daytime service running every 12 minutes each to Manchester Piccadilly or Bury, while evening and Sundays journeys run to Etihad Campus only with journeys to Bury requiring a change of trams at Piccadilly Gardens.[1]

Service pattern

  • 10 trams per hour to Altrincham (5 offpeak)
  • 5 trams per hour to Bury (peak only)
  • 5 trams per hour to Piccadilly

Connecting bus routes

The station is served by Stagecoach Manchester service 15, which runs to Flixton via Urmston and Davyhulme and to Manchester via Hulme, First Greater Manchester/Stagecoach/Arriva service 22, which runs to Bolton via Trafford Centre and to Stockport via Chorlton, Stagecoach services 23/23A to Trafford Centre and to Stockport via Chorlton and by M Travel service 276, which runs to Trafford General Hospital via Urmston and to West Didsbury via Chorlton.[2] There are also several services which stop at nearby Stretford Mall, which can connect onto the Metrolink at Stretford.


  1. ^ "Metrolink - Tram Times - Stretford". Metrolink. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Transport for Greater Manchester - Journey Planning - Network Maps". Transport for Greater Manchester. Archived from the original on 2 November 2012. Retrieved 13 February 2013.

Further reading

External links

Media related to Stretford Metrolink station at Wikimedia Commons

  • Stretford Stop Information
  • Stretford area map
  • More photos of this station
Preceding station   Manchester metrolink logo.PNG Manchester Metrolink   Following station
towards Altrincham
Altrincham – Bury Line
towards Bury
Altrincham – Piccadilly Line
towards Piccadilly

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