Ashton-under-Lyne Metrolink station
The stop in December 2013.
Location of Ashton-under-Lyne in Greater Manchester
|Platforms||2 (1 island)|
|Fare zone information|
|Present status||In operation|
|Original operator||Manchester Metrolink|
|Opened||9 October 2013|
|UK Trams portal|
Ashton-under-Lyne Metrolink Station 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). The stop was built as part of Phase 3b of the network's expansion, and opened on 9 October 2013, ahead of the originally-publicised schedule of the winter of 2013–14. It is located beside Ashton-under-Lyne bus station, and a few minutes walk away from Ashton-under-Lyne railway station, operated by Northern Rail, forming an Ashton travel hub.
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 miles (3.4km) 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.
Trams are scheduled along the East Manchester line westbound towards Manchester Piccadilly station before continuing through the city centre towards Bury, whilst eastbound trams terminate at the station. Trams run every 12 minutes Monday-Saturday daytime, and are planned to increase to every 6 minutes at peak times in the future. On Sundays and Bank Holidays, there will be a 15 minute service.
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- "Metrolink - East Manchester line". Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 19 May 2013.
- "Metrolink - Ashton-under-Lyne station". Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 26 June 2011.
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