Etihad Campus tram stop

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Manchester metrolink logo.PNG Etihad Campus
Metrolink
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The stop in February 2013
Etihad Campus is located in Manchester_Metrolink
Etihad Campus
Etihad Campus
Location of Etihad Campus in Greater Manchester
Location
Place Etihad Campus/Sportcity
Local authority Manchester
Coordinates 53°29′07″N 2°12′01″W / 53.4853°N 2.2002°W / 53.4853; -2.2002Coordinates: 53°29′07″N 2°12′01″W / 53.4853°N 2.2002°W / 53.4853; -2.2002
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]

Etihad Campus is a tram stop on the East Manchester Line (EML) of Greater Manchester's light-rail Metrolink system. The station is located adjacent to the City of Manchester Stadium (also known as the Etihad Stadium).

Initially intended to be known as Sportcity-Stadium, after the Sportcity area it serves, the proposal was changed following the announcement of Manchester City's Etihad Campus project.[4] The station 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.[5]

Services[edit]

Services are mostly every 12 minutes on all routes.

Additional trams and double trams run at events such as football matches and concerts at the nearby Etihad Stadium. A stabling siding to accommodate waiting trams prior to the event finishing has been constructed to allow quicker transportation of people following the conclusion of such events.

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 "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" (PDF). The Link (TfGM) (3): 4. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Metrolink - Etihad Campus" (PDF). Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Manchester metrolink logo.PNG Manchester Metrolink   Following station
towards Bury
Bury – Ashton-under-Lyne Line
Bury – Etihad Campus Line Terminus