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Etihad Campus is a tram stop on the East Manchester Line (EML) of Greater Manchester's light-rail Metrolink system. The stop is located adjacent to the City of Manchester Stadium (also known as the Etihad Stadium).

Etihad Campus
Metrolink
EtihadCampus.jpg
The stop in May 2019.
Etihad Campus is located in Manchester_Metrolink
Etihad Campus
Etihad Campus
Location of Etihad Campus in Greater Manchester
Location
PlaceEtihad Campus/Sportcity
Local authorityManchester
Coordinates53°29′07″N 2°12′01″W / 53.4853°N 2.2002°W / 53.4853; -2.2002Coordinates: 53°29′07″N 2°12′01″W / 53.4853°N 2.2002°W / 53.4853; -2.2002
Platforms2
Fare zone information
Metrolink Zone2
Present statusIn operation
Operations
Original operatorMetrolink
History
Opened8 February 2013 (preview)[1]
11 February 2013 (full)[2][3]

Initially intended to be known as Sportcity-Stadium, after the Sportcity area it serves, the proposal was changed following the announcement of Manchester City's Etihad Campus project.[4] The station 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.[5]

ServicesEdit

Services are mostly every 12 minutes on all routes.

Additional trams and double trams run at events such as football matches and concerts at the nearby Etihad Stadium. A stabling siding to accommodate waiting trams prior to the event finishing has been constructed to allow quicker transportation of people following the conclusion of such events.

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. ^ "Construction work on track" (PDF). The Link. TfGM (3): 4. Retrieved 26 April 2013.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Metrolink - Etihad Campus" (PDF). Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 26 June 2011.

External linksEdit

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