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Cemetery Road is a tram stop on the East Manchester Line (EML) of Greater Manchester's light-rail Metrolink system. It opened on 11 February 2013,[2][3] after a three-day free trial for local residents.[1] The station was constructed as part of Phase 3a of the Metrolink's expansion, and is located in Droylsden at the junction of Manchester Road and Cemetery Road,[4] a part of Tameside, England.

Cemetery Road
Metrolink
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Cemetery Road tram stop in May 2019.
Cemetery Road is located in Manchester_Metrolink
Cemetery Road
Cemetery Road
Location of Cemetery Road in Greater Manchester
Location
PlaceDroylsden
Local authorityTameside
Coordinates53°28′48″N 2°09′18″W / 53.4799°N 2.1549°W / 53.4799; -2.1549Coordinates: 53°28′48″N 2°09′18″W / 53.4799°N 2.1549°W / 53.4799; -2.1549
Platforms2
Fare zone information
Metrolink Zone3
Present statusIn operation
Operations
Original operatorMetrolink
History
Opened8 February 2013 (preview)[1]
11 February 2013 (full)[2][3]

Contents

ServicesEdit

Services are mostly every 12 minutes on all routes.

Connecting bus routesEdit

Cemetery Road is directly served by Stagecoach Manchester bus service 216, which stops next to the station on Manchester Road and replicates the tram route between Piccadilly Gardens and Ashton-under-Lyne. Stagecoach/JPT services 217 and 218, which also stops on Manchester Road, run circular routes between Manchester and Mossley serving Droylsden, Dukinfield, Ashton, Tameside General Hospital and Stalybridge.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "It's the final countdown". Transport for Greater Manchester. 1 February 2013. Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
  2. ^ a b Kirby, Dean (4 December 2012). "Opening of Metrolink tram service to Droylsden delayed until February 2013". Archived from the original on 7 December 2012. Retrieved 7 December 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Droylsden's new Metrolink line to open in February". Transport for Greater Manchester. 7 December 2012. Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Metrolink - Cemetery Road station" (PDF). Transport for Greater Manchester. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 December 2010. Retrieved 26 June 2011.
  5. ^ "Transport for Greater Manchester - Journey Planning - Network Maps". Transport for Greater Manchester. Archived from the original on 2 November 2012. Retrieved 13 February 2013.

External linksEdit

Preceding station     Manchester Metrolink   Following station
towards Eccles
Eccles – Ashton-under-Lyne Line
towards MediaCityUK
MediaCityUK – Ashton-under-Lyne Line