New Islington Metrolink station

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Manchester metrolink logo.PNG New Islington
Metrolink
New Islington Metrolink station.jpg
New Islington Metrolink station, in February 2013
New Islington is located in Manchester_Metrolink
New Islington
New Islington
Location of New Islington in Greater Manchester
Location
Place New Islington
Local authority Manchester
Coordinates 53°28′52″N 2°13′09″W / 53.4812°N 2.2193°W / 53.4812; -2.2193Coordinates: 53°28′52″N 2°13′09″W / 53.4812°N 2.2193°W / 53.4812; -2.2193
Platforms 2
Fare zone information
Metrolink Zone D (City)
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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New Islington 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 in the New Islington area of Manchester, England. It was originally proposed to open with the name Pollard Street,[citation needed] being located at the junction Munday Street and Pollard Street.[4]

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.[5][6][7]

Connecting bus routes[edit]

New Islington is not directly served by a bus service, with the nearest bus stops located on Great Ancoats Street, which is served by Stagecoach Manchester service 216, which replicates the Metrolink service to Droylsden before continuing to Ashton-under-Lyne, and Stagecoach service 231, which runs to Ashton via Littlemoss and Smallshaw. Both services run to nearby Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester.[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 - New Islington 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 - New Islington". 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