Whitefield tram stop
Whitefield tram stop in January 2017
Location of Whitefield in Greater Manchester
|Fare zone information|
|Present status||In operation|
|Original operator||Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway|
|Pre-grouping company||Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway|
|Post-grouping company||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|Opened||1 September 1879|
|Closed as rail station||17 August 1991|
|Conversion to Metrolink operation||6 April 1992|
|UK Trams portal|
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.
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|
|Altrincham – Bury Line||
|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.
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.
- "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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