Velopark Metrolink station

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Manchester metrolink logo.PNG Velopark
Metrolink
Velopark Metrolink station.jpg
Velopark Metrolink station in February 2013
Velopark is located in Manchester_Metrolink
Velopark
Velopark
Location of Velopark in Greater Manchester
Location
Place Clayton
Local authority Manchester
Coordinates 53°28′57″N 2°11′33″W / 53.4824°N 2.1926°W / 53.4824; -2.1926Coordinates: 53°28′57″N 2°11′33″W / 53.4824°N 2.1926°W / 53.4824; -2.1926
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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Velopark Metrolink station is a tram stop on the East Manchester Line (EML) of Greater Manchester's light-rail Metrolink system. It 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 Manchester Velodrome, in Clayton, Manchester, England. During planning and construction phases, the stop was known as New East (for Velodrome) and as Sportcity-Velodrome.[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]

Velopark is directly served by Stagecoach Manchester bus services 216 and 231, which stops next to the station on Ashton New Road, with the 216 replicating the tram route between Piccadilly Gardens and Droylsden before continuing to Ashton-under-Lyne, while the 231 runs between Manchester and Ashton via Littlemoss and Smallshaw. M Travel service 188 also stops on Ashton New Road and runs between Manchester and Ryder Brow via Openshaw and Gorton.

Stagecoach/JPT services 217 and 218, which stops on Ashton New Road and Alan Turing Way, run circular routes between Manchester and Mossley serving Droylsden, Dukinfield, Ashton, Tameside General Hospital and Stalybridge, while First Greater Manchester service 53 stops nearby on Alan Turing Way or Grey Mare Lane and runs between Cheetham Hill and Pendleton via Gorton, Rusholme and Old Trafford.[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. ^ "Construction work on track". The Link (TfGM) (3): 4. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  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 - Velopark". 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