Derker tram stop

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Derker
Metrolink station
Derker Metrolink station.jpg
Derker tram stop, on its opening day
LocationDerker, Oldham
England
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
Platforms2
Other information
StatusIn operation
Fare zone3/4
History
Opened1985
Original companyBritish Rail
Key dates
3 October 2009Closed as a rail station
16 December 2012[1]Conversion to Metrolink operation
Location
Derker is located in Manchester_Metrolink
Derker
Derker
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.

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]

Service pattern[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


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.

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