Hollinwood tram stop

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Hollinwood
Metrolink station
Hollinwood Tram Station.jpg
Bombardier M5000 tram pulling into Hollinwood
LocationHollinwood, Oldham
England
Coordinates53°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 referenceSD903026
Line(s)Oldham and Rochdale Line
Platforms2
Other information
StatusIn operation
Fare zone3
History
Opened17 May 1880
Original companyLancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Pre-groupingLancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
3 October 2009Closed as a rail station
13 June 2012Conversion to Metrolink operation
Location
Hollinwood is located in Manchester_Metrolink
Hollinwood
Hollinwood
Location within Manchester_Metrolink

Hollinwood tram stop is a tram stop and park & ride site on the Manchester Metrolink Oldham and Rochdale Line in Hollinwood, Greater Manchester, England. It was formerly a railway station before its conversion to a tram stop 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 4 12 miles (7 km) north east of Manchester Victoria on the Oldham Loop Line operated and managed by Northern Rail.[2]

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.[3]

The station closed for the conversion of the line to a Metrolink tram stop on 3 October 2009[1] and was rebuilt, reopening as Hollinwood tram stop on 13 June 2012.[4]

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.

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  
Failsworth   Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway
Oldham Loop Line
  Oldham Werneth

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. Stotts Tours service 159 runs to Oldham via Chadderton and Middleton via Failsworth, while Stotts service 396 runs to Ashton-under-Lyne via Hathershaw and to Newton Heath via Failsworth.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Hollinwood". Disused Stations. Retrieved 25 June 2012.
  2. ^ Station Facilities: Hollinwood National Rail
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 November 2008. Retrieved 8 September 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Metrolink line to Oldham set to open". Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 8 June 2012.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Transport for Greater Manchester - Journey Planning - Network Maps". Transport for Greater Manchester. Archived from the original on 2 November 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012.

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