Derker tram stop

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Metrolink station
Derker Metrolink station.jpg
Derker tram stop, on its opening day
LocationDerker, Oldham
Coordinates53°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 referenceSD933058
Line(s)Oldham and Rochdale Line
Other information
StatusIn operation
Fare zone3/4
Original companyBritish Rail
Key dates
3 October 2009Closed as a rail station
16 December 2012[1]Conversion to Metrolink operation
Derker is located in Manchester_Metrolink
Location within Manchester_Metrolink

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.


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]

Service pattern[edit]

Preceding station   Manchester metrolink logo.PNG Manchester Metrolink   Following station
towards East Didsbury
East Didsbury – Shaw and Crompton Line
towards East Didsbury
East Didsbury – Rochdale Town Centre Line
  Historical railways  
Oldham Mumps   Regional Railways
Oldham Loop Line
  Royton Junction


  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.

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