Ashton West Metrolink station

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Manchester metrolink logo.PNG Ashton West
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Ashton West Metrolink station, on day of opening.
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Ashton West
Ashton West
Location of Ashton West in Greater Manchester
Location
Place Ashton-under-Lyne
Local authority Tameside
Coordinates 53°29′25″N 2°06′33″W / 53.4903°N 2.1092°W / 53.4903; -2.1092Coordinates: 53°29′25″N 2°06′33″W / 53.4903°N 2.1092°W / 53.4903; -2.1092
Grid reference SJ928993
Platforms 2
Fare zone information
Metrolink Zone B[1]
Present status In operation
Operations
Original operator Metrolink
History
Opened 9 October 2013[2]
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Ashton West Metrolink station is a tram stop on the East Manchester Line (EML) of Greater Manchester's light-rail Metrolink system. It was built as part of Phase 3b of the Metrolink's expansion, and is located on Lord Sheldon Way near the Ashton Moss leisure complex, in western Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside, England.[3] The station opened on 9 October 2013,[2] ahead of the originally-publicised schedule of the winter of 2013–14.[4]

Services[edit]

Trams are scheduled along the East Manchester line westbound towards Manchester Piccadilly station before continuing through the city centre towards other destinations, whilst eastbound trams head towards Ashton-under-Lyne. Trams run every 12 minutes Monday-Saturday daytime, planned to increase to every 6 minutes at peak times. On Sundays and Bank Holidays, this reduces to a 15 minute service for much of the day.[4]

A M5000 tram having just left Ashton West

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Metrolink - Ashton line guide". 9 October 2013. Retrieved 9 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Twitter / TamesideCouncil: CllrRobinson announces that...". Tameside Council. Twitter. 10 September 2013. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Metrolink - Ashton West station". Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Metrolink - East Manchester line". Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 

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Preceding station   Manchester metrolink logo.PNG Manchester Metrolink   Following station
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towards Eccles
Eccles – Ashton-under-Lyne Line
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towards Bury
Bury – Ashton-under-Lyne Line
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