Robinswood Road tram stop

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Robinswood Road
Robinswood Road
Location of Robinswood Road in Greater Manchester
Location
Place Wythenshawe
Local authority City of Manchester
Coordinates 53°22′35″N 2°15′31″W / 53.3763°N 2.2586°W / 53.3763; -2.2586Coordinates: 53°22′35″N 2°15′31″W / 53.3763°N 2.2586°W / 53.3763; -2.2586
Platforms 2 (separate island platforms)
Fare zone information
Metrolink Zone S
Present status In operation
History
Opened 2014
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Robinswood Road is a tram stop for Phase 3b of the Manchester Metrolink. It opened on 3 November 2014.[1] and is on the Airport Line on Simonsway at the junction of Brownley Road and Ruddpark Road,[2] with Manchester Airport-bound services stopping to the left of the junction and Manchester-bound services stopping to the right. For a brief period during construction, it appeared the stop would simply be named "Robinswood". Its up and down platforms are staggered (one on each side of a side road) and not opposite each other.

Services[edit]

Trams run every 12 minutes north to Cornbrook and south to Manchester Airport (every 20 minutes to Firswood before 6 am).[1]

A 2010 Greater Manchester Integrated Transport Authority report for resolution deemed the stop as non essential.[3]

The Robinswood stop site provides little additional catchment along Robinswood Road south of Simonsway, in addition to the catchment provided by the stops at Woodhouse Park, Peel Hall, Wythenshawe Town Centre and Shadowmoss. However, as noted above one of either Crossacres or Robinswood should be retained to maintain access for the Brownley Road properties. 26 2.13. The removal of either Crossacres or Robinswood stop would improve the value for money for the scheme as a whole and improve journey times without having a detrimental impact on the number of passengers.

It suggested a saving of £1.2 million could have been made by removing the stop from the scheme without any detriment to future income. The stop is within a couple of minutes walk of the Wythenshawe Town Centre stop and the Peel Hall stop.[citation needed]

The stop is one of the least used on the Metrolink network.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Metrolink - Airport line". Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Metrolink - Robinswood Road station" (PDF). Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Greater Manchester Transport Fund – Metrolink Phase 3B Delivery Programme and Financial Strategy Update" (PDF). GMITA. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Transport Statistics Greater Manchester 2016 Public Transport Section". TfGM. 9 May 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2017. 

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