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Ashton under Lyne tram stop

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Place  Ashton-under-Lyne
Platforms  2 (1 island)
Present status  In operation
Local authority  Tameside
Metrolink Zone  N
Original operator  Manchester Metrolink
Ashton-under-Lyne tram stop

Ashton-under-Lyne is a tram stop serving Ashton-under-Lyne on Greater Manchester's light rail Metrolink system, it is the terminus of the system's East Manchester Line (EML). The stop was built as part of Phase 3b of the network's expansion, and opened on 9 October 2013, ahead of the originally-publicised schedule of the winter of 2013–14. It is located beside Ashton-under-Lyne bus station, and a few minutes walk away from Ashton-under-Lyne railway station, forming an Ashton travel hub.

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History

In May 2009, a special fund of £1.5 billion was agreed for 15 transport schemes in Greater Manchester. These included a further 2.1-mile (3.4 km) extension to the East Manchester line from Droylsden to Ashton-under-Lyne. Plans for the extension from Droylsden to Ashton-under-Lyne were fully approved by the Department for Transport in March 2010 whereupon MPact-Thales was appointed as the main contractor.

Services

Services are mostly every 12 minutes on all routes.

References

Ashton-under-Lyne tram stop Wikipedia


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