Trafford Bar tram stop

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Trafford Bar is a tram stop on Greater Manchester's light rail system, Metrolink, at the junction of Talbot Road and Seymour Grove in Old Trafford. It opened on 15 June 1992 as part of Phase 1 of Metrolink's expansion, before which it was a mainline railway station.

Trafford Bar
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Trafford Bar tram stop in January 2017
Trafford Bar is located in Manchester_Metrolink
Trafford Bar
Trafford Bar
Location of Trafford Bar in Greater Manchester
PlaceOld Trafford
Local authorityTrafford
Coordinates53°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 referenceSJ816961
Fare zone information
Metrolink Zone2
Present statusIn operation
Original operatorMSJAR
Pre-grouping companyMSJAR
Post-grouping companyMSJAR
London Midland Region of British Railways
Opened20 July 1849
Closed as rail station24 December 1991
Conversion to Metrolink operation15 June 1992
Former nameOld Trafford


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 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 East Didsbury
  • 5 trams per hour to Bury
  • 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 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 East Didsbury
  • 5 trams per hour to Manchester Airport
  • 5 trams per hour to Picadilly
  • 5 trams per hour to Rochdale Town Centre
  • 5 trams per hour to Victoria

Connecting bus routesEdit

It is served nearby by Go North West service 53 to Pendleton via Salford Quays and to Cheetham Hill via the universities, Rusholme, Gorton and Harpurhey.

Stagecoach service 250 to Trafford Centre, Stagecoach service 255 to Partington via Stretford and Urmston, Stagecoach service 256 to Flixton via Stretford, Arriva service 263 to Altrincham Interchange via Stretford and Sale, Stagecoach/Go Goodwins service 291 to Trafford Park. All these services run to Piccadilly Gardens.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Metrolink – Walking route to Old Trafford" (PDF). Metrolink. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 March 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Network Maps". Transport for Greater Manchester. Archived from the original on 2 November 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Bus Time Leaflet Library". Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 10 September 2012.

Further readingEdit

External linksEdit

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
towards Altrincham
Altrincham – Bury Line
towards Bury
Altrincham – Piccadilly Line
towards Piccadilly
Disused railways
Line and station closed
  Manchester, South Junction
and Altrincham Railway
  Warwick Road for Old Trafford
Line and station open
1849–56, 1865–1991
Line closed, station open