Ashton West
Metrolink station
Ashton West tram stop, on day of opening.
LocationAshton-under-Lyne, Tameside
Coordinates53°29′25″N 2°06′33″W / 53.4903°N 2.1092°W / 53.4903; -2.1092Coordinates: 53°29′25″N 2°06′33″W / 53.4903°N 2.1092°W / 53.4903; -2.1092
Grid referenceSJ928993
Line(s)East Manchester Line
Other information
StatusIn operation
Fare zone3
Opened9 October 2013[1]
Original companyMetrolink
Ashton West
Ashton West
Location within Manchester_Metrolink

Ashton West is a tram stop on the East Manchester Line (EML) of Greater Manchester's light-rail Metrolink system. It was built as part of Phase 3b of the Metrolink's expansion, and is located on Lord Sheldon Way near the Ashton Moss leisure complex, in western Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside, England.[2] The stop opened on 9 October 2013,[1] ahead of the originally-publicised schedule of the winter of 2013–14.[3] The stop primarily serves the aforementioned leisure and retail complex, and is also the closest to the Tameside Stadium, home of Curzon Ashton F.C.

The stop is one of the least used on the Metrolink network.[4]


Services are every 6 minutes at peak times and every 12 minutes offpeak.



  1. ^ a b "Twitter / TamesideCouncil: CllrRobinson announces that..." Tameside Council. Twitter. 10 September 2013. Retrieved 11 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Metrolink - Ashton West station" (PDF). Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 26 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Metrolink - East Manchester line". Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 19 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Transport Statistics Greater Manchester 2017 Public Transport Section". TfGM. 5 December 2019. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
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