Monsall tram stop

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Monsall Metrolink station.jpg
Monsall tram stop on its opening day
Monsall is located in Manchester_Metrolink
Location of Monsall in Greater Manchester
Place Monsall
Local authority Manchester
Coordinates 53°30′04″N 2°12′36″W / 53.5011°N 2.2101°W / 53.5011; -2.2101Coordinates: 53°30′04″N 2°12′36″W / 53.5011°N 2.2101°W / 53.5011; -2.2101
Platforms 2
Fare zone information
Metrolink Zone J
Present status In operation
Original operator Metrolink
Opened 13 June 2012[1]
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Monsall is a tram stop on the Oldham and Rochdale Line (ORL) of Greater Manchester's light-rail Metrolink system in the Monsall area of Manchester in North West England. It was built as part of Phase 3a of the system's expansion, on the route of the former Oldham Loop Line, and opened to passengers on 13 June 2012.[1]

The station is on the ex-Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway's Cheetham Hill Loop line between the former Thorpe's Bridge Junction (near Newton Heath TMD) and Irk Valley Junction, where the Oldham route joins the line from Bury en route to Victoria. The line through the station had previously been used by Manchester to Rochdale and Leeds services via the Caldervale Line to avoid the notorious Miles Platting incline and also by trains accessing the Red Bank carriage sidings until its closure in 1998 as part of the Manchester North re-signalling scheme.

Service pattern[edit]

Preceding station   Manchester metrolink logo.PNG Manchester Metrolink   Following station
towards East Didsbury
East Didsbury – Rochdale Town Centre Line

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Monsall station is served by First Greater Manchester/JPT services 88 and 89, which runs a circular route with buses running to Manchester Piccadilly Gardens or to Manchester Shudehill via White Moss, Higher Blackley and North Manchester General Hospital. Stagecoach Manchester service 80 also stops outside and runs westbound to Manchester and easbound to Middleton via Moston. The 151, operated by Stagecoach, stops nearby and runs between Hightown and Hollinwood.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Metrolink line to Oldham set to open". Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 8 June 2012.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "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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