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Whitefield tram stop

Whitefield is a tram stop on the Bury Line of Greater Manchester's light rail Metrolink system. It is located in Whitefield, a part of the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, England.

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Whitefield tram stop in January 2017
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Whitefield
Location of Whitefield in Greater Manchester
Location
PlaceWhitefield
Local authorityBury
Coordinates53°33′05″N 2°17′43″W / 53.5514°N 2.2953°W / 53.5514; -2.2953Coordinates: 53°33′05″N 2°17′43″W / 53.5514°N 2.2953°W / 53.5514; -2.2953
Grid referenceSD805060
Platforms2
Fare zone information
Metrolink ZoneA
Present statusIn operation
Operations
Original operatorLancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Pre-grouping companyLancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-grouping companyLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
History
Opened1 September 1879 (1879-09-01)
Closed as rail station17 August 1991
Conversion to Metrolink operation6 April 1992
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Formerly Whitefield railway station located along the Manchester Victoria to Bury heavy rail line, the station was converted and opened for Metrolink use on 6 April 1992. It lies in ticketing Zone A. Extensive park and ride facilities were built in 2005 along with a new terminal for the old bus interchange. The area around the station was redeveloped,[when?] and is centred on a new Morrisons supermarket.

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ServicesEdit

Services mostly run every 12 minutes on 2 routes, forming a 6-minute service between Bury and Manchester at peak times.

Preceding station     Manchester Metrolink   Following station
towards Altrincham
Altrincham – Bury Line
towards Bury
towards Piccadilly
Bury – Piccadilly Line

Connecting bus routesEdit

Whitefield is well served by buses, with some services stopping outside the station. First Greater Manchester's 98 and 135 services both stop on nearby Bury New Road and run between Bury and Manchester with the 98 running via Radcliffe and Prestwich and the 135 service, which runs frequently via Heaton Park and Cheetham Hill. First Greater Manchester also run Monday-Saturday services on the 95 which runs between Bury and Pendleton via Radcliffe, and Prestwich, while First's Sunday service to Pendleton starts from Whitefield, outside the tram stop. Cumfybus's 513 service stops nearby on Church Lane and runs to Bury via Radcliffe and to Bolton via Farnworth.[1]

 
Whitefield railway station in 1988

Improvement worksEdit

The station is due to close in April 2017 for a number of weeks for refurbishment purposes. The station will have new shelters and renewed facilities.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "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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