Eccles Interchange

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Manchester metrolink logo.PNG Eccles
Metrolink
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The Metrolink element of Eccles Interchange, in 2010
Eccles is located in Manchester_Metrolink
Eccles
Eccles
Location of Eccles in Greater Manchester
Location
Place Eccles
Local authority City of Salford
Coordinates 53°28′59″N 2°20′05″W / 53.4830°N 2.3348°W / 53.4830; -2.3348Coordinates: 53°28′59″N 2°20′05″W / 53.4830°N 2.3348°W / 53.4830; -2.3348
Grid reference SJ779985
Platforms 1
Fare zone information
Metrolink Zone H
Present status In operation
Operations
Original operator Manchester Metrolink
History
Opened 21 July 2000
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Eccles Interchange is a transport hub in Eccles, Greater Manchester, England. It is composed of a bus station, and a single-platform Metrolink light rail station, the latter of which is the terminus of the system's Eccles Line. It opened on 21 July 2000. Eccles railway station is 200 yards (180 m) away, on Church Street.

History[edit]

The Eccles line for the Metrolink was approved in 1996, with the station being built next to on Regent Street in the town centre, next to existing bus stops in the town centre. The station was opened for service on July 21, 2000,[1] while the station was given the official opening, along with the Eccles line, in January 2001, when HRH The Princess Royal visited the town centre.[2] The new bus station was built next to the existing tram stop and opened in 2001,[3] with additional stops and shelter added adjacent to the station in 2005.[4]

Metrolink Services[edit]

Eccles is located on the Eccles Line with trams towards Manchester Piccadilly stopping every 12 minutes during the day Monday-Saturday. Trams run every 12 minutes Monday-Saturday evenings and Sunday daytime and every 15 minutes Sunday evenings to Manchester Piccadilly, which calls at MediaCityUK.[5] Connections are available at Cornbrook for services to Altrincham, Bury, Droylsden, Manchester Victoria, Oldham Mumps, Shaw and Crompton and East Didsbury via Chorlton.

Bus Services[edit]

The majority of services are run by First Greater Manchester with the remainder of services run by Arriva North West and Stagecoach Manchester.

There are frequent buses running to Manchester, Pendleton and the Trafford Centre. Buses also run to Altrincham, Bolton, Stockport and Warrington, with evening and Sunday journeys running to Wigan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Metrolink - History". Metrolink. Retrieved 2010-07-18. 
  2. ^ "Manchester Metrolink - News 2001". Light Rail Transit Association. Retrieved 2010-07-18. 
  3. ^ "Greater Manchester Transport Campaign - November 2007 issue". National Alliance Against Tolls. Retrieved 2010-07-18. 
  4. ^ "The £250,000 bus shelter". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 2010-07-18. 
  5. ^ "Metrolink - Tram Times - Eccles". Metrolink. Retrieved 7 September 2010. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Manchester metrolink logo.PNG Manchester Metrolink   Following station
  Temporary  
Terminus Eccles – Ashton-under-Lyne Line
  Under Re-Development  
Terminus Eccles – Piccadilly Line
towards Piccadilly