Crumpsall tram stop
Crumpsall tram stop is a Manchester Metrolink stop on the Bury Line and is located on the corner of Crumpsall Lane and Station Road. The station forms part of Ticketing Zone 2 and is the stop for North Manchester General Hospital, which can be reached by connecting bus services. The station installed Falco cycle lockers in July 2011.
Crumpsall tram stop in January 2017
Location of Crumpsall in Greater Manchester
|Local authority||City of Manchester|
|Fare zone information|
|Present status||In operation|
|Original operator||Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway|
|Pre-grouping company||Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway|
|Post-grouping company||London, Midland & Scottish Railway|
|Opened||1 September 1879|
|Closed as rail station||17 August 1991|
|Conversion to Metrolink operation||6 April 1992|
Crumpsall serves as a Metrolink stop for both Altrincham to Bury services, and Bury to Piccadilly services. Services mostly run every 12 minutes on these two routes, resulting in a 6-minute service between Bury and Manchester at peak times.
|Preceding station||Manchester Metrolink||Following station|
|Altrincham – Bury Line||
|Bury – Piccadilly Line|
In May 2015, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority released a report into the potential building of Metrolink's proposed Trafford Park line advising on the outlined plans and their financial implications. Approval to build the line was granted in October 2016.
A turnback facility is to be implemented to allow additional services. In July 2017, Transport for Greater Manchester and Metrolink announced that works would commence at Crumpsall tram stop in preparation for the new Trafford Park line joining the Metrolink network with an expected completion date of mid-2018.
In December 2017 works began at the station to build a third platform for trams to terminate on the Trafford Park Line. This also saw the construction of a new foot crossing at the bottom of the platforms, completed on 7 February 2018. The footbridge was then demolished two days later, meaning currently, the Manchester-bound platform is only accessible via the foot-crossing at the bottom of the Bury-bound platform, although the station's accessibility has not been compromised.
In the April 2019 Bank Holiday, a section of track was replaced with points south of the station, these points currently allow trams to cross from the north-bound line to the south-bound line and then across onto the track that will eventually lead into Platform 3.
Over the 2019 May Bank Holiday weekend (4th - 6th May), the Manchester bound platform was resurfaced, and the disabled access ‘tiles’ were added to the newly installed third platform at the stop. Two new waiting shelters were also installed on the south-end of platforms 2 & 3 with a new passenger information display and seating. The basic concrete foundations for the stair and ramp access to Crumpsall Lane from platform 3, has also been added.
Connecting bus servicesEdit
- Metrolink Trafford Park Line Greater Manchester Combined Authority[dead link]
- Metrolink's Trafford Park £350m Tramline Approved BBC News 13 October 2016
- "Works at Crumpsall Metrolink stop". TfGM. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
- Work starts on new-look Crumpsall Metrolink stop Archived 25 August 2017 at the Wayback Machine Transport for Greater Manchester 23 August 2017
- Work begins to transform Crumpsall Metrolink stop ahead of £350m expansion Rail Technology Magazine 25 August 2017
- "Network Maps". Transport for Greater Manchester. Archived from the original on 2 November 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2010.
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