Trafford Bar Metrolink station
Trafford Bar Metrolink station in 2012
Location of Trafford Bar in Greater Manchester
|Fare zone information|
|Present status||In operation|
London Midland Region of British Railways
|Opened||20 July 1849|
|Closed as rail station||24 December 1991|
|Conversion to Metrolink operation||15 June 1992|
|Former name||Old Trafford|
|UK Trams portal|
Trafford Bar Metrolink Station is a tram stop on both the Altrincham and South Manchester Lines of Greater Manchester's light-rail Metrolink system. Located at the junction of Talbot Road and Seymour Grove in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, it opened on 15 June 1992 as part of Phase 1 of Metrolink's expansion.
The station was opened as Old Trafford on 20 July 1849 by the Manchester, South Junction and Altrincham Railway (MSJ&AR). It closed as a British Rail station on 24 December 1991, and the "Old Trafford" name was transferred to the former Warwick Road Station, to avoid confusion for passengers travelling to Old Trafford Football Ground and Old Trafford Cricket Ground. It was renamed Trafford Bar when it reopened as a Metrolink station on 15 June 1992.
Altrincham Line trams run every 6 minutes during the day, Mondays to Saturdays, every 12 minutes Monday to Saturday evenings and Sunday daytime, and every 15 minutes Sunday evenings. Northbound, trams head towards Manchester and Bury, with the Monday to Saturday daytime service running alternately every 12 minutes to Manchester Piccadilly or Bury, while evenings and Sunday services only reach to Piccadilly, a change needed at Piccadilly Gardens for Bury.
It is also on the South Manchester Line with trams to Rochdale railway station via Victoria and Oldham Mumps, and to East Didsbury, every 12 minutes Monday-Saturdays and Sunday daytime, every 15 minutes Sunday early mornings and evenings.
The initial phase of the Manchester Airport service opened on 3 November 2014, with trams running every 12 minutes to Cornbrook and the Airport station during weekdays and Sunday daytimes, again dropping down to every 15 minutes during the Sunday early morning and late evenings. Services extended to Rochdale and to East Didsbury in 2013. Additional services will run between the city centre and Manchester Airport in 2016.
- 10 trams per hour to Altrincham
- 5 tph to Cornbrook
- 5 tph to Piccadilly (via Cornbrook)
- 5 tph to Bury (via Cornbrook)
- 5 tph to Rochdale (via Cornbrook)
- 5 tph to East Didsbury
- 5 tph to Manchester Airport
Connecting bus routes
Stagecoach Manchester/Arriva North West service 84 to Reddish via Chorlton, West Didsbury and East Didsbury, Stagecoach service 250 to Trafford Centre, Stagecoach service 255 to Partington via Stretford and Urmston, Stagecoach/JPT service 256 to Flixton via Stretford, Arriva service 263 to Altrincham via Stretford and Sale, Stagecoach/Go Goodwins service 291 to Trafford Park. All these services run to Piccadilly Gardens.
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|Preceding station||Manchester Metrolink||Following station|
|Altrincham – Bury Line||
|Altrincham – Piccadilly Line||
towards East Didsbury
|East Didsbury – Rochdale Town Centre Line||
towards Rochdale Town Centre
towards Manchester Airport
|Manchester Airport - Cornbrook Line||
towards Manchester Airport
|Manchester Airport Line||
towards Manchester Victoria
Line and station closed
|Manchester, South Junction
and Altrincham Railway
|Warwick Road for Old Trafford
Line and station open
Line closed, station open