Failsworth Metrolink station is a Manchester Metrolink station in Failsworth, Greater Manchester. It was formerly a railway station before its conversion to Metrolink in 2012.
Failsworth railway station opened on 26 April 1881 and was situated in Failsworth, in the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, Greater Manchester, England. It was notable for its wooden platforms. The station was on the Oldham Loop Line 3 1⁄2 miles (6 km) north east of Manchester Victoria, and was operated and managed by Northern Rail at the time of its closure.
The station closed on 3 October 2009 to enable the line to be converted to a Metrolink service, and re-opened as Failsworth Metrolink station on 13 June 2012.
Station prior to main line railway closure
Station exterior during Metrolink construction
The station after conversion to Metrolink
Trams run from Failsworth to Rochdale railway station via Oldham Mumps and to East Didsbury via Victoria every 12 minutes Monday–Saturday and Sunday daytime and every 15 minutes Sunday evenings.
It is planned that by 2014, trams will run to Rochdale Town Centre in addition to Oldham town centre.
- 5 trams per hour to Rochdale railway station
- 5 trams per hour to East Didsbury
Connecting bus routes
Failsworth station is served by two direct bus service but several services also stop nearby. Stagecoach Manchester service 151 runs northbound to Hollinwood via New Moston and southbound to Hightown via Newton Heath, Harpurhey and Cheetham Hill. Stagecoach service 159 also stops outside and runs northbound to Middleton via New Moston and southbound to Oldham via Woodhouses, Hollinwood and Chadderton.
On Oldham Road, First Greater Manchester services 83, 180 and 184 provide frequent and direct buses between Manchester and Oldham with the 83 continuing to Sholver and the 180/184 running to Saddleworth plus Huddersfield (184).
Oldham Lines - Past, Present and Future