Etihad Campus Metrolink station

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Manchester metrolink logo.PNG Etihad Campus
Metrolink
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The station in February 2013
Etihad Campus is located in Manchester_Metrolink
Etihad Campus
Etihad Campus
Location of Etihad Campus in Greater Manchester
Location
Place Etihad Campus/Sportcity
Local authority Manchester
Coordinates 53°29′07″N 2°12′01″W / 53.4853°N 2.2002°W / 53.4853; -2.2002Coordinates: 53°29′07″N 2°12′01″W / 53.4853°N 2.2002°W / 53.4853; -2.2002
Platforms 2
Fare zone information
Metrolink Zone A
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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Etihad Campus Metrolink station is a tram stop on the East Manchester Line (EML) of Greater Manchester's light-rail Metrolink system. The station is located adjacent to the City of Manchester Stadium (also known as the Etihad Stadium).

Initially intended to be known as Sportcity-Stadium, after the Sportcity area it serves, the proposal was changed following the announcement of Manchester City's Etihad Campus project.[4] The station 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.[5]

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.[6][7][8]

Additional trams and double trams will run at events such as football matches and concerts at the nearby Etihad Stadium. A stabling siding to accommodate waiting trams prior to the event finishing has been constructed to allow quicker transportation of people following the conclusion of such events.

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. ^ "Construction work on track". The Link (TfGM) (3): 4. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Metrolink - Etihad Campus". Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Metrolink - East Manchester line". Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Metrolink Pocket Guide Droylsden". Metrolink. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "Metrolink - Tram Times - Etihad Campus". Metrolink. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 

External links[edit]

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