Failsworth Metrolink station

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A tram approaching Failsworth Metrolink station
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Failsworth
Failsworth
Location of Failsworth in Greater Manchester
Location
Place Failsworth
Local authority Oldham
Coordinates 53°30′37″N 2°09′48″W / 53.5104°N 2.1634°W / 53.5104; -2.1634Coordinates: 53°30′37″N 2°09′48″W / 53.5104°N 2.1634°W / 53.5104; -2.1634
Grid reference SD893016
Platforms 2
Fare zone information
Present status In operation
Operations
Original operator Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Pre-grouping company Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-grouping company London, Midland and Scottish Railway
History
Opened 26 April 1881
Closed as rail station 3 October 2009
Conversion to Metrolink operation 13 June 2012
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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.

History[edit]

Failsworth railway station opened on 26 April 1881[1] and was situated in Failsworth, in the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, Greater Manchester, England. It was notable for its wooden platforms.[2] The station was on the Oldham Loop Line 3 12 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[2] to enable the line to be converted to a Metrolink service, and re-opened as Failsworth Metrolink station on 13 June 2012.[3]

Services[edit]

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.[4]

It is planned that by 2014, trams will run to Rochdale Town Centre in addition to Oldham town centre.[5]

Service Pattern[edit]

  • 5 trams per hour to Rochdale railway station
  • 5 trams per hour to East Didsbury

Connecting bus routes[edit]

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).[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 93. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ a b "Failsworth". Disused Stations. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  3. ^ "Metrolink line to Oldham set to open". Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 8 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Metrolink - Tram Times - Failsworth". Metrolink. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Oldham and Rochdale Line". Metrolink. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Transport for Greater Manchester - Journey Planning - Network Maps". Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Manchester metrolink logo.PNG Manchester Metrolink   Following station
towards East Didsbury
East Didsbury – Rochdale Town Centre Line
Historical railways
Dean Lane   L&YR
Oldham Loop Line
  Hollinwood