Mosley Street Metrolink station
The former station site. The passenger information display at the end of the platform tells passengers whether to go to Market Street or Piccadilly Gardens for trams to Altrincham.
Location of Mosley Street in Greater Manchester
|Place||Manchester city centre|
|Fare zone information|
|Metrolink Zone||D (City)|
|Opened||27 April 1992|
|Closed||18 May 2013|
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Mosley Street Metrolink station was a tram stop in the City Zone of Greater Manchester's Metrolink light rail system which closed on 18 May 2013. It was located on Mosley Street in Manchester city centre and was unique to Metrolink in that it was unidirectional, with a single platform serving southbound passengers travelling towards Altrincham Interchange, Eccles Interchange, MediaCityUK and St Werburgh's Road only.
Mosley Street Metrolink station opened on 27 April 1992, as part of Phase 1 of Metrolink's expansion. The only remaining example in the City Zone, it was designed with a varied height platform, partly full-height with ramped lower sections. When a service is worked by two coupled T-68 vehicles, the rear vehicle extends mechanical steps to allow access at the low-platform sections - a feature absent in the newer M5000 vehicles.
Following the 2009 City Centre Track Upgrade Project, all other Metrolink street-level stops in the City Zone were rebuilt to full platform height. This change was carried out to remove the need for retractable steps, which were proving technically problematic (the new fleet of M5000 trams had been built without retractable steps). The new platforms can also accommodate double-length vehicles.
Mosley Street was the only tram stop in Manchester not upgraded. A review of the stop's future was conducted and found that the stop could cause congestion for trams at the Piccadilly delta junction when additional services are implemented. The report also noted that the tight confines around the stop location meant that rebuilding the platform to the new specifications would impact on pedestrian flows and access to adjacent retail establishments.
With two other Metrolink stops in close proximity (Piccadilly Gardens, 160 metres (520 ft), and St Peter's Square), the expense of a platform upgrade was not considered to be economically or operationally justifiable. The decision was taken in February 2010 to close the stop.
A passenger information display was installed at Mosley Street in May 2013, showing the next Altrincham-bound trams from Piccadilly Gardens and Market Street stops.
Mosley Street tram stop closed on 18 May 2013 following the departure at 00:51 of the last tram, on a service to Altrincham.
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|Preceding station||Manchester Metrolink||Following station|
|Altrincham – Bury Line||
|Altrincham – Piccadilly Line||
|Eccles – Piccadilly Line|
towards St Werburgh's Road
|St Werburgh's Road – Rochdale Railway Station Line||