St Werburgh's Road Metrolink station
|St Werburgh's Road|
The station, shortly after opening
Location of St Werburgh's Road in Greater Manchester
|Fare zone information|
|Present status||In operation|
|Original operator||Manchester Metrolink|
|Opened||7 July 2011|
|UK Trams portal|
St Werburgh's Road Metrolink station is a stop on the South Manchester Line (SML) of Greater Manchester's light-rail Metrolink system. Located in Chorlton-cum-Hardy in southern Manchester, it was built as part of Phase 3a of the network's expansion, and opened on 7 July 2011.
Consisting of an island platform to the east of St Werburgh's Road, the station is built largely on the site of the former Chorlton Junction Signal Box and its surroundings. It will serve as an interchange for passengers travelling towards either the Manchester Airport or East Didsbury stops once the Airport extension is complete.
St Werburgh's Road is a station on a re-opened railway line, the Cheshire Lines Committee line, which closed to passenger service in 1967. It was planned to re-open the line as part of the expansion of the Metrolink tram network. Proposals to re-open the line have been put forward since the 1980s, but remained unfunded until the 2000s. The line extension which was originally proposed would take over the disused trackbed of the Cheshire Lines Committee as far as East Didsbury.
In 2006, it was announced that the first phase of the "Big Bang" Metrolink expansion project (Phase 3A) would go ahead, including the extension of the network as far as St Werburgh's Road. Following the rejection of the Greater Manchester Transport Innovation Fund in a public referendum in 2008, extension of the line to East Didsbury (Phase 3B) went ahead with funding from national and local government.
St Werburgh's Road is located on the South Manchester Line with trams towards Rochdale railway station via Victoria and Oldham Mumps running every 12 minutes Monday–Saturday and Sunday daytime and every 15 minutes Sunday early mornings and evenings. Services extended from St Werburgh's Road to East Didsbury on 23 May 2013 and additional services will run between the city centre and Manchester Airport in the Summer of 2016.
- 5 tph to Rochdale railway station
- 5 tph to East Didsbury
Connecting bus routes
St Werburgh's Road station is not served by any direct bus service. There are several services that stop in nearby Chorlton centre.
The cycle track (left) continues along the former Fallowfield Loop line
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- St Werburgh's Road Stop Information
- St Werburgh's Road area map
- Manchester Metrolink Extension Project - map of the plans (Urban Transport Technology)
|Preceding station||Manchester Metrolink||Following station|
towards East Didsbury
|East Didsbury – Rochdale Railway Station Line||
towards Rochdale Railway Station
towards Manchester Airport
|Manchester Airport Line||