Derker tram stop

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Manchester metrolink logo.PNG Derker
Metrolink
Derker Metrolink station.jpg
Derker tram stop, on its opening day
Derker is located in Manchester_Metrolink
Derker
Derker
Location of Derker in Greater Manchester
Location
Place Derker
Local authority Oldham
Coordinates 53°32′59″N 2°06′06″W / 53.5498°N 2.1016°W / 53.5498; -2.1016Coordinates: 53°32′59″N 2°06′06″W / 53.5498°N 2.1016°W / 53.5498; -2.1016
Grid reference SD933058
Platforms 2
Fare zone information
Metrolink Zone L
Present status In operation
Operations
Original operator British Rail
History
Opened 1985
Closed as rail station 3 October 2009
Conversion to Metrolink operation 16 December 2012[1]
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Derker is a 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 the Derker area of Oldham, England.

History[edit]

Derker railway station was opened, initially on an experimental basis, on 30 August 1985[2] by British Rail to replace Royton Junction station, ½ mile further along the line.

The station closed on 3 October 2009, was converted to light rail, and re-opened as Derker Metrolink station on 16 December 2012. The station is served by a 254 space Park and Ride car park, which is immediately adjacent to the station and is accessed from Cromford Street.[1]

Services[edit]

Services run mostly every 12 minutes on all routes.

Connecting bus routes[edit]

[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kirby, Dean (12 December 2012). "Shaw and Crompton Metrolink trams start this Sunday". Manchester Evening News. Archived from the original on 15 December 2012. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Alan Bevan, ed. (1998). A—Z of Rail Reopenings. Railway Development Society. Warwick: Warwick Printing Company. ISBN 0-901283-13-4. 
  3. ^ http://www.tfgm.com/journey_planning/RouteMaps/410.pdf
  4. ^ http://www.tfgm.com/journey_planning/RouteMaps/411.pdf
  5. ^ http://www.tfgm.com/journey_planning/RouteMaps/58.pdf
  6. ^ http://www.tfgm.com/journey_planning/RouteMaps/59.pdf
  7. ^ "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
towards East Didsbury
East Didsbury – Shaw and Crompton Line
Terminus
towards East Didsbury
East Didsbury – Rochdale Town Centre Line
Historical railways
Oldham Mumps   Regional Railways
Oldham Loop Line
  Royton Junction