Trafford Bar tram stop

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Trafford Bar tram stop in January 2017
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Trafford Bar
Trafford Bar
Location of Trafford Bar in Greater Manchester
Location
Place Old Trafford
Local authority Trafford
Coordinates 53°27′43″N 2°16′37″W / 53.4619°N 2.277°W / 53.4619; -2.277Coordinates: 53°27′43″N 2°16′37″W / 53.4619°N 2.277°W / 53.4619; -2.277
Grid reference SJ816961
Platforms 2
Fare zone information
Metrolink Zone E
Present status In operation
Operations
Original operator MSJAR
Pre-grouping company MSJAR
Post-grouping company MSJAR
London Midland Region of British Railways
History
Opened 20 July 1849
Closed as rail station 24 December 1991
Conversion to Metrolink operation 15 June 1992
Former name Old Trafford
Renamed 1992
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Trafford Bar is a tram stop on the Airport, Altrincham and South Manchester Lines of Greater Manchester's light rail system, Metrolink. Located at the junction of Talbot Road and Seymour Grove in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, it opened on 15 June 1992 as part of Phase 1 of Metrolink's expansion. Prior to this it was a railway station.

History[edit]

The station was opened as Old Trafford on 20 July 1849 by the Manchester, South Junction and Altrincham Railway (MSJ&AR). It closed as a British Rail station on 24 December 1991, and the "Old Trafford" name was transferred to the former Warwick Road Station, to avoid confusion for passengers travelling to Old Trafford Football Ground and Old Trafford Cricket Ground. It was renamed Trafford Bar when it reopened as a Metrolink station on 15 June 1992. Due to the station's close proximity to Old Trafford football ground it is frequently used on match-days by fans using the East Didsbury – Rochdale service.[1]

Service pattern[edit]

At peak times (07:15 – 19:30 Monday to Friday, 09:30 – 18:30 Saturday):

  • 10 trams per hour to Altrincham
  • 10 trams per hour to East Didsbury
  • 5 trams per hour to Bury
  • 5 trams per hour to Cornbrook
  • 5 trams per hour to Deansgate-Castlefield
  • 5 trams per hour to Manchester Airport
  • 5 trams per hour to Piccadilly
  • 5 trams per hour to Shaw and Crompton

Offpeak (all other times during operational hours):

  • 5 trams per hour to Altrincham
  • 5 trams per hour to Cornbrook
  • 5 trams per hour to East Didsbury
  • 5 trams per hour to Victoria
  • 5 trams per hour to Manchester Airport
  • 5 trams per hour to Piccadilly

Connecting bus routes[edit]

It is served nearby by First Greater Manchester service 53 to Pendleton via Salford Quays and to Cheetham Hill via the universities, Rusholme, Gorton and Harpurhey.

Stagecoach Manchester/Arriva North West service 84 to Reddish via Chorlton, West Didsbury and East Didsbury, Stagecoach service 250 to Trafford Centre, Stagecoach service 255 to Partington via Stretford and Urmston, Stagecoach/JPT service 256 to Flixton via Stretford, Arriva service 263 to Altrincham via Stretford and Sale, Stagecoach/Go Goodwins service 291 to Trafford Park. All these services run to Piccadilly Gardens.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Metrolink – Walking route to Old Trafford" (PDF). Metrolink. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Network Maps". Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Bus Time Leaflet Library". Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Manchester metrolink logo.PNG Manchester Metrolink   Following station
towards Altrincham
Altrincham – Bury Line
towards Bury
Altrincham – Etihad Campus Line
towards Etihad Campus
Manchester Airport – Deansgate-Castlefield Line
towards East Didsbury
East Didsbury – Rochdale Town Centre Line
East Didsbury – Shaw and Crompton Line
Disused railways
Cornbrook
1856–65
Line and station closed
  Manchester, South Junction
and Altrincham Railway
  Warwick Road for Old Trafford
Line and station open
Deansgate
1849–56, 1865–1991
Line closed, station open