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Cornbrook tram stop

Cornbrook tram stop is a tram stop on Greater Manchester's light rail Metrolink system in the Cornbrook area of Manchester, England. It is an interchange station, allowing passenger transfer between the network's Altrincham, Eccles, Airport and South Manchester lines. The station opened on 6 December 1999 for line transfers and allowed street-level entry and exit to the public from 3 September 2005. It takes its name from Cornbrook Road, between the A56 and Pomona Docks on the Manchester Ship Canal, and was built on what was a Cheshire Lines Committee route to Manchester Central railway station. The stop is one of the most used on the Metrolink network.[1]

Cornbrook
Metrolink
Cornbrook platforms.jpg
A M5000 at Cornbrook tram stop in January 2017.
Cornbrook is located in Manchester_Metrolink
Cornbrook
Cornbrook
Location of Cornbrook in Greater Manchester
Location
PlaceCornbrook
Local authorityManchester
Coordinates53°28′12″N 2°16′03″W / 53.4700°N 2.2675°W / 53.4700; -2.2675Coordinates: 53°28′12″N 2°16′03″W / 53.4700°N 2.2675°W / 53.4700; -2.2675
Grid referenceSJ823971
Platforms2 (island)
Fare zone information
Metrolink Zone1/2
Present statusIn operation
Operations
Original operatorMetrolink
History
Opened6 December 1999
(For interchange only)
3 September 2005
(For entry and exit)

HistoryEdit

The stop is named after the now culverted Corn Brook, a tributary of the River Irwell which runs through the area.[2]

The stop opened with the Eccles extension on 6 December 1999 with two through platforms and a Manchester facing bay platform for terminating trams. Cornbrook was unique when opened as there was no access to/from the street, the stop being used for transfer between Bury-Altrincham line trams and Eccles Line trams. This was due to security issues and a low estimated usage.

Because of a rise in the local population due to new residential developments, particularly on Ellesmere Street, the stop's emergency exit staircase to the street was converted into a full passenger entrance/exit, which opened on 3 September 2005. There are plans to relocate the entrance as part of the "Cornbrook Hub" redevelopment.[3]

During August 2009, the track layout was extensively remodelled to accommodate the MediaCityUK tram service and as a result the track was removed from the bay platform reducing the number of platforms to 2. However the infrastructure remains and the platform could be reinstated if the need arises.

This is the second station in this locality as Cornbrook railway station was opened to serve Pomona Gardens on the south side of Cornbrook Road on 1 June 1856 by the Manchester, South Junction and Altrincham Railway (MSJAR), which runs parallel to the Metrolink at this point. The first station closed on 31 May 1865.

ServicesEdit

Service patternEdit

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 Ashton-under-Lyne
  • 5 trams per hour to Bury
  • 10 trams per hour to East Didsbury
  • 5 trams per hour to Eccles
  • 5 trams per hour to Manchester Airport
  • 5 trams per hour to MediaCityUK
  • 5 trams per hour to Piccadilly
  • 5 trams per hour to Rochdale Town Centre
  • 5 trams per hour to Shaw and Crompton
  • 5 trams per hour to Victoria

Offpeak (all other times during operational hours):

  • 5 trams per hour to Altrincham
  • 5 trams per hour to Ashton-under-Lyne
  • 5 trams per hour to East Didsbury
  • 5 trams per hour to Eccles via MediaCityUK
  • 5 trams per hour to Manchester Airport
  • 5 trams per hour to Piccadilly
  • 5 trams per hour to Rochdale Town Centre
  • 5 trams per hour to Victoria
  • 5 trams per hour to Etihad Campus
Preceding station     Manchester Metrolink   Following station
towards East Didsbury
East Didsbury – Shaw and Crompton Line
towards East Didsbury
East Didsbury – Rochdale Town Centre Line
Manchester Airport – Victoria Line
towards Victoria
Manchester Airport – Deansgate-Castlefield Line
Terminus
towards Altrincham
Altrincham – Bury Line
towards Bury
Altrincham – Piccadilly Line
towards Piccadilly
towards Eccles
Eccles – Ashton-under-Lyne Line
towards MediaCityUK
MediaCityUK – Ashton-under-Lyne Line

Connecting bus routesEdit

Cornbrook station is served by bus services on nearby Chester Road. Stagecoach Manchester service 255 runs to Partington via Stretford and Urmston. Services run to Manchester, terminating at Piccadilly Gardens.[4]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Transport Statistics Greater Manchester 2017 Public Transport Section". TfGM. 5 December 2019. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  2. ^ http://hidden-manchester.org.uk/#/waterways/corn-brook
  3. ^ http://www.manchester.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/21225/cornbrook_regeneration_framework_november_2013
  4. ^ "Transport for Greater Manchester - Journey Planning - Network Maps". Transport for Greater Manchester. Archived from the original on 2 November 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012.

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