Shaw and Crompton Metrolink station
|Shaw and Crompton|
Shaw and Crompton Metrolink station, on its opening day
Location of Shaw and Crompton in Greater Manchester
|Place||Shaw and Crompton|
|Fare zone information|
|Present status||In operation|
|Original operator||Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway|
|Pre-grouping company||Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway|
|Post-grouping company||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|Opened||2 November 1863|
|Closed as rail station||2009|
|Conversion to Metrolink operation||16 December 2012|
|Renamed||1 December 1897; 6 May 1974; 15 May 1989|
|UK Trams portal|
Shaw and Crompton Metrolink station is a tram stop on the Oldham and Rochdale Line (ORL) of Greater Manchester's light-rail Metrolink system. It opened to passengers on 16 December 2012 and is located in Shaw and Crompton, a part of the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, England.
The station sits adjacent to the site of the original Shaw and Crompton railway station, a regional rail station which opened (initially for haulage) on 2 November 1863 and closed on 3 October 2009 for conversion to Metrolink. Known as Shaw railway station between 1974 and 1989, it was along the Oldham Loop Line, which operated from Manchester to Rochdale via Oldham and thus was almost identical to the current Metrolink route.
The railway line between Oldham Mumps and Rochdale was first proposed in 1845, but not authorised until 1859. The line was opened to freight trains on 12 August 1863, and for passengers on 2 November. One of the four new stations opened that day was Shaw, 2 1⁄2 miles (4.0 km) from Oldham Mumps. The new line from Oldham Mumps to Rochdale East Junction created a Middleton Junction to Rochdale route. In 1880 a line was built from Oldham Werneth to Thorpes Bridge Junction near Newton Heath. Subsequently the whole Thorpes Bridge Junction to Rochdale East Junction route became known as the Oldham Loop Line. The pattern of train services on the Oldham Loop Line involved a greater number of trains serving the Oldham stations, and less services continuing on to Rochdale. In the 1960s and 1970s fewer and fewer trains ran from Oldham Mumps to Rochdale, and in May 1972 the Secretary of State for Transport announced that this part of the Oldham Loop including Shaw and Crompton Station would be closed. The closure did not go ahead because SELNEC PTE (which became Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive (GMPTE) in 1974) agreed to fund the continuation of services. The involvement of the GMPTE led to a more frequent pattern of trains serving the Oldham Mumps to Rochdale section.
Intended originally to serve local cotton mills, the station later became used by commuters. It was renamed three times: originally named Shaw, it became Shaw and Crompton on 1 December 1897; Shaw on 6 May 1974; and finally Shaw and Crompton on 15 May 1989.
The station had a signal cabin (which supervised the southern end of the single track section to Rochdale, along with the turnback siding used by terminating trains from Manchester) and one of the United Kingdom's sixteen hundred road level crossings. The box was closed & demolished during the conversion work, whilst the crossing is now protected by traffic lights.
The station closed on 3 October 2009, was converted to light rail and re-opened on 16 December 2012. The new station has been built on the opposite side of Beal Lane, removing the need for terminating trams to cross the road,
Shaw and Crompton is located on the Oldham & Rochdale Line with trams towards East Didsbury via Market Street every 12 minutes throughout the day Mondays to Saturdays and Sunday daytime, while on Sunday evening, trams run every 15 minutes. Trains to Rochdale run at an identical frequency. Services were extended from Shaw northbound to Rochdale via Milnrow on 28 February 2013 running to the same frequency as southbound services to Oldham and Manchester.
- 5 trams per hour to Rochdale Town Centre
- 5 trams per hour to East Didsbury
Connecting bus routes
|Route||Destination 1||Destination 2||Operator||Service||Stop Location|
|58||Rochdale via Newhey , Milnrow , Firgrove, Newbold||Middleton via Derker , Oldham , Chadderton, Mills Hill||FirstGroup||Mon-Sat Daytime||Market Street|
|59||Rushcroft||Manchester via Derker , Oldham , Chadderton, Mills Hill , Middleton, Bowker Vale , Cheetham Hill||FirstGroup||Daytime & Evening||Market Street|
|181(a)||Wren's Nest||Manchester via Heyside, Royton, Boundary Park, Chadderton, New Moston , Central Park||FirstGroup||Daytime & Evening||Market Street|
|181(b)||Rochdale via Newhey , Milnrow , Firgrove, Newbold||Manchester via Heyside, Royton, Boundary Park, Chadderton, New Moston , Central Park||FirstGroup||Mon-Sat Evenings
All day Sunday
|182||Rochdale via Newhey , Milnrow , Firgrove, Newbold||Manchester via Royton, Royal Oldham Hospital, Chadderton, Newton Heath Central Park||FirstGroup||Daytime & Evening||Market Street|
|403||Rushcroft via Buckstones||N/A||FirstGroup||Mon-Sat Daytime||Beal Lane|
|404||Rushcroft via High Crompton||N/A||FirstGroup||Mon-Sat Daytime||Beal Lane|
|408(a)||Buckstones||Stalybridge via Royton, Oldham, Glodwick, Abbeyhills, Hartshead, Smallshaw, Hurst Cross||FirstGroup||Mon-Sat Daytime||Beal Lane|
|408(b)||Wren's Nest via Buckstones||Stalybridge via Royton, Royal Oldham Hospital, Oldham, Glodwick, Alt (Mon-Sat), Abbeyhills, Hurst Cross, Tameside General Hospital||FirstGroup||Mon-Sat Evening
All Day Sunday
|428||N/A||Oldham via Buckstones, Wren's Nest, High Crompton, Thornham, Royton||FirstGroup||Mon-Fri Daytime||Beal Lane|
|435||Buckstones||Rochdale via Crompton House School, Turf Hill||Rosso||Mon-Sat Daytime||Beal Lane|
References and notes
- "Metrolink stations 'to boost two Greater Manchester areas'". bbc.co.uk. 2012-12-16. Retrieved 2012-12-16.
- Marshall, John (1970). The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, volume 2. Newton Abbot: David & Charles. p. 16. ISBN 0-7153-4906-6.
- Marshall 1970, p. 19
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 209. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
- "Manchester Metrolink — A Brief Rail History". Light Rail Transit Association (LRTA). Retrieved 12 August 2006.
- Slater, J.N., ed. (July 1974). "Notes and News: Stations renamed by LMR". Railway Magazine (London: IPC Transport Press Ltd) 120 (879): 363. ISSN 0033-8923.
- "Metrolink extension is announced". BBC News. 6 July 2006. Retrieved 6 July 2006.
- "Shaw and Crompton Local Area Map". Metrolink. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
- "Shaw and Crompton Metrolink stop". Metrolink. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
- "Metrolink - Tram Times - Shaw and Crompton". Metrolink / Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
- "Next stop: Rochdale!". Transport for Greater Manchester. 20 February 2013. Retrieved 20 February 2013.
- "Oldham and Rochdale line". Metrolink. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
- "Transport for Greater Manchester - Journey Planning - Network Maps". Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Shaw and Crompton Metrolink station.|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Shaw and Crompton railway station.|
- Metrolink stop information
- Shaw and Crompton area map
- Light Rail Transit Association: Manchester to Oldham and Rochdale
|Preceding station||Manchester Metrolink||Following station|
towards East Didsbury
|East Didsbury – Rochdale Town Centre Line||
towards Rochdale Town Centre
Oldham Loop Line
|Oldham Lines - Past, Present and Future|