Cemetery Road Metrolink station

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Manchester metrolink logo.PNG Cemetery Road
Metrolink
Cemetery Road Metrolink stop.jpg
Cemetery Road Metrolink station in February 2013
Cemetery Road is located in Manchester_Metrolink
Cemetery Road
Cemetery Road
Location of Cemetery Road in Greater Manchester
Location
Place Droylsden
Local authority Tameside
Coordinates 53°28′48″N 2°09′18″W / 53.4799°N 2.1549°W / 53.4799; -2.1549Coordinates: 53°28′48″N 2°09′18″W / 53.4799°N 2.1549°W / 53.4799; -2.1549
Platforms 2
Fare zone information
Metrolink Zone B
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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Cemetery Road Metrolink Station is a tram stop on the East Manchester Line (EML) of Greater Manchester's light-rail Metrolink system. It 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 Droylsden at the junction of Manchester Road and Cemetery Road,[4] a part of Tameside, England.

Services[edit]

Trams run along the East Manchester line westbound towards Manchester Piccadilly station before continuing through the city centre towards Bury,[3] whilst eastbound trams run to Ashton-under-Lyne. Trams run every 12 minutes at peak times; at off-peak times, the service is reduced to every 15 minutes.[5][6][7]

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Cemetery Road is directly served by Stagecoach Manchester bus service 216, which stops next to the station on Manchester Road and replicates the tram route between Piccadilly Gardens and Ashton-under-Lyne. Stagecoach/JPT services 217 and 218, which also stops on Manchester Road, run circular routes between Manchester and Mossley serving Droylsden, Dukinfield, Ashton, Tameside General Hospital and Stalybridge.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "It's the final countdown". Transport for Greater Manchester. 1 February 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 c "Droylsden’s new Metrolink line to open in February". Transport for Greater Manchester. 7 December 2012. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Metrolink - Cemetery Road station" (PDF). Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Metrolink - East Manchester line". Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Metrolink Pocket Guide Droylsden". Metrolink. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Metrolink - Tram Times - Cemetery Road". Metrolink. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "Transport for Greater Manchester - Journey Planning - Network Maps". Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 

External links[edit]

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