Hollinwood tram stop

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 Hollinwood
Metrolink
Hollinwood Tram Station.jpg
Tram pulling into Hollinwood
Hollinwood is located in Manchester_Metrolink
Hollinwood
Hollinwood
Location of Hollinwood in Greater Manchester
Location
Place Hollinwood
Local authority Oldham
Coordinates 53°31′12″N 2°08′48″W / 53.5201°N 2.1467°W / 53.5201; -2.1467Coordinates: 53°31′12″N 2°08′48″W / 53.5201°N 2.1467°W / 53.5201; -2.1467
Grid reference SD903026
Platforms 2
Fare zone information
Metrolink Zone K
Present status In operation
Operations
Original operator Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Pre-grouping company Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-grouping company London, Midland and Scottish Railway
History
Opened 17 May 1880
Closed as rail station 3 October 2009
Conversion to Metrolink operation 13 June 2012
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Hollinwood tram stop is a tram stop on the Oldham and Rochdale Line (ORL) in Hollinwood, Greater Manchester, England. It was formerly a railway station before its conversion to Metrolink in 2012.

History[edit]

Hollinwood railway station opened on 17 May 1880,[1] situated in the Hollinwood area of the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, in Greater Manchester, England. The station was 4½ miles (7 km) north east of Manchester Victoria on the Oldham Loop Line operated and managed by Northern Rail.

The station was next to the M60 motorway Manchester Outer Ring Road which was constructed across part of the former station site. As a consequence of this the station was rebuilt by the Highways Agency in the 1990s.[2]

The station closed for the conversion of the line to Metrolink on 3 October 2009[1] and re-opened as Hollinwood Metrolink station on 13 June 2012.[3]

Former railway service[edit]

After May 1995 Hollinwood was served by half-hourly trains from Manchester Victoria to Shaw & Crompton. Trains to Rochdale ran every half-hour but passed through Hollinwood without stopping.[1] On Sundays there was an hourly service in each direction.

Services[edit]

Services run mostly every 12 minutes on all routes.

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Hollinwood station is served by First Greater Manchester service 149, which stops nearby on Tweedale Way and runs to Oldham via Coppice and to North Manchester General Hospital via Moston and Cheetham Hill. Stotts Tours service 151 stops at the other end of Tweedale Way with the 151 running to Hightown via Failsworth, Newton Heath and Cheetham Hill.

On Manchester Road, First services 83, 180 and 184 provide frequent buses between Manchester and Oldham with the 83 continuing to Sholver and the 180/184 running to Saddleworth plus Huddersfield (184), while First service X84 provides a peak-time express service to Manchester and Saddleworth. MCT service 159 runs to Oldham via Chadderton and Middleton via Failsworth, while MCT service 396 runs to Ashton-under-Lyne via Hathershaw and to Newton Heath via Failsworth.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Hollinwood". Disused Stations. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.gmpte.com/upload/library/oldham_met1.pdf
  3. ^ "Metrolink line to Oldham set to open". Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 8 June 2012. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Transport for Greater Manchester - Journey Planning - Network Maps". Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 

External links[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
Failsworth   L&YR
Oldham Loop Line
  Oldham Werneth