Derker Metrolink station

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Manchester metrolink logo.PNG Derker
Metrolink
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Derker Metrolink station, on its opening day
Derker is located in Manchester_Metrolink
Derker
Derker
Location of Derker in Greater Manchester
Location
Place Derker
Local authority Oldham
Coordinates 53°32′59″N 2°06′06″W / 53.5498°N 2.1016°W / 53.5498; -2.1016Coordinates: 53°32′59″N 2°06′06″W / 53.5498°N 2.1016°W / 53.5498; -2.1016
Grid reference SD933058
Platforms 2
Fare zone information
Present status In operation
Operations
Original operator British Rail
History
Opened 1985
Closed as rail station 3 October 2009
Conversion to Metrolink operation 16 December 2012[1]
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Derker Metrolink station is a stop on the Oldham and Rochdale Line (ORL) of Greater Manchester's light-rail Metrolink system. It opened to passengers on 16 December 2012 and is located in the Derker area of Oldham, England.

History[edit]

Derker railway station was opened, initially on an experimental basis, on 30 August 1985[2] to replace Royton Junction station, ½ mile further along the line.

The station closed on 3 October 2009, was converted to light rail, and re-opened as Derker Metrolink station on 16 December 2012. The station is served by a 254 space Park and Ride car park, which is immediately adjacent to the station and is accessed from Cromford Street.[1]

Services[edit]

Derker is located on the Oldham & Rochdale Line with trams towards East Didsbury via Manchester city centre and to Rochdale railway station via Shaw and Crompton running every 12 minutes throughout the day Mondays to Saturdays and Sunday daytime, while on Sunday evening, trams run every 15 minutes.[3]

Service pattern[edit]

  • 5 trams per hour to Rochdale Town Centre
  • 5 trams per hour to East Didsbury

Connecting bus routes[edit]

[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kirby, Dean (12 December 2012). "Shaw and Crompton Metrolink trams start this Sunday". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Alan Bevan, ed. (1998). A—Z of Rail Reopenings. Railway Development Society. Warwick: Warwick Printing Company. ISBN 0-901283-13-4. 
  3. ^ "Metrolink - Tram Times - Derker". Metrolink / Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "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 East Didsbury
East Didsbury – Rochdale Town Centre Line
Historical railways
Oldham Mumps   Regional Railways
Oldham Loop Line
  Royton Junction