Template talk:Manchester Metrolink stations

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Proposed extensions[edit]

Which routes to appear or not as proposals? Ive added the two new Bury line stations confirmed under construction and also Buckley wells which is a firm proposal but not under construction, this leaves Hough end and Kingsway business parks already listed as proposed but not confirmed stops with all other stops written here under construction.

There are several detailed route plans which arent under construction, namely the Trafford line (only built if private finance is found i.e Peel) 6 stops from pomona including: Manchester United, Imperial War Museum North, Village, Parkway Circle, Lostock Parkway, Trafford Centre. Though also a 2nd version proposed by Trafford Council omits Village and goes to Manchester City Airport.

There is also the Stockport Centre extension planned but needing more financing, it continues on from East Didsbury: Craig Road, Gorsey Bank, Kings Reach, Stockport.

Since both these extensions require significant further funds to be found Im not going to add them myself. WatcherZero (talk) 04:07, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

Link to history article[edit]

The code for this template appears to include a link to History of Manchester Metrolink to be displayed as "History" as one of the group titles. However it is neither appearing nor functioning as a link for me (Firefox 3.6.13 on Ubuntu Linux). I'm far from an expert on template syntax, but I can't see anything wrong with it. This leads me to suspect that the underlying navbox code (way out of my league to understand) somehow doesn't have a facility to have links in this position. If this latter is the case then it would be beneficial to have the link to the history article elsewhere in the template. Thryduulf (talk) 03:15, 24 December 2010 (UTC)

 Works for me Firefox 3.6.6, Windows XP 5.1 SP3 --Redrose64 (talk) 15:14, 24 December 2010 (UTC)

"Lines" or "Branches"?[edit]

This template uses the terminology "Altrincham line", "Bury line", etc; while the official Metrolink publicity (such as maps) refer to the "Altrincham - Piccadilly line", "Altrincham - Bury line", "Bury - Piccadilly line", etc. In the case of this template, wouldn't "branch" be more accurate, such as the "Altrincham branch" and the "Bury branch"? Andrew (talk) 18:31, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

"Altrincham - Bury" is a service route rather than a line. It's a different system to that common elsewhere in the UK and wider world (like, for instance, the Tube). Metrolink seems to be making this clearer by chosing names for the lines which are more distinctive, such as the East and South Manchester Lines, the Airport Line and the Oldham and Rochdale Line, but using service routes like Oldham Mumps - St Werburgh's Road. --Jza84 |  Talk  21:04, 19 February 2013 (UTC)