Holt Town Metrolink station

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Manchester metrolink logo.PNG Holt Town
Metrolink
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Holt Town Metrolink station, in February 2013
Holt Town is located in Manchester_Metrolink
Holt Town
Holt Town
Location of Holt Town in Greater Manchester
Location
Place Holt Town
Local authority Manchester
Coordinates 53°28′58″N 2°12′46″W / 53.4829°N 2.2127°W / 53.4829; -2.2127Coordinates: 53°28′58″N 2°12′46″W / 53.4829°N 2.2127°W / 53.4829; -2.2127
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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Holt Town Metrolink station is a tram stop on the East Manchester Line (EML) of Greater Manchester's light-rail Metrolink system. 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, and is located beside the River Medlock in Holt Town,[4] an area between Ancoats and Bradford in Manchester, England.

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 on an extension from Droylsden opened on 9 October 2013. Trams run every 12 minutes at peak times; at off-peak times, the service is reduced to every 15 minutes.[5][6][7]

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Holt Town is served by Stagecoach Manchester services 216 and 231, which both stop nearby on Ashton New Road. Service 216 replicates the tram route between Piccadilly Gardens and Droylsden before continuing to Ashton-under-Lyne, while the 231 runs from Manchester to Ashton via Littlemoss and Smallshaw.[8]

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. ^ "Metrolink - Holt Town station". Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Metrolink - East Manchester line". Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Metrolink Pocket Guide Droylsden". Metrolink. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Metrolink - Tram Times - Holt Town". Metrolink. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "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
  Temporary  
towards Eccles
Eccles – Ashton-under-Lyne Line
  Under Re-development  
towards Bury
Bury – Ashton-under-Lyne Line