Crumpsall
Metrolink station
Crumpsall tram stop.jpg
Crumpsall tram stop in January 2017
General information
LocationCrumpsall, City of Manchester
England
Coordinates53°31′02″N 2°14′28″W / 53.51725°N 2.24102°W / 53.51725; -2.24102Coordinates: 53°31′02″N 2°14′28″W / 53.51725°N 2.24102°W / 53.51725; -2.24102
Grid referenceSD841023
Line(s)Bury Line
Platforms3
Other information
StatusIn operation
Fare zone2
History
Opened1 September 1879 (1879-09-01)
Original companyLancashire & Yorkshire Railway
Pre-groupingLancashire & Yorkshire Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland & Scottish Railway
British Rail
Key dates
17 August 1991Closed as a rail station
6 April 1992Conversion to Metrolink operation
Location

Crumpsall is a tram stop in the suburban area of Crumpsall, Greater Manchester, England. It is on the Bury Line of Greater Manchester's light rail Metrolink system.

Services

Originally named "Crumpsall" railway station the station closed as a railway station in 1991 and reopened as a light rail station in 1992. The station forms part of Ticketing Zone 2 and is the stop for North Manchester General Hospital, which can be reached by connecting bus services. The station installed Falco cycle lockers in July 2011.

Crumpsall serves as a Metrolink stop for both Altrincham to Bury services, and Bury to Piccadilly services. Services mostly run every 12 minutes on these two routes, resulting in a 6-minute service between Bury and Manchester at peak times.

There are also going to be services to The Trafford Centre on the Trafford Park line from 2021.

Preceding station   Manchester Metrolink   Following station Abraham Mosstowards AltrinchamAltrincham – Bury LineBowker Valetowards Bury Abraham Mosstowards PiccadillyBury – Piccadilly Line

Refurbishment

In May 2015, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority released a report into the potential building of Metrolink's proposed Trafford Park line advising on the outlined plans and their financial implications.[1] Approval to build the line was granted in October 2016.[2]

A turnback facility is to be implemented to allow additional services. In July 2017, Transport for Greater Manchester and Metrolink announced that works would commence at Crumpsall tram stop in preparation for the new Trafford Park line joining the Metrolink network with an expected completion date of mid-2018.[3][4][5]

In December 2017 works began at the station to build a third platform for trams to terminate on the Trafford Park Line. This also saw the construction of a new foot crossing at the bottom of the platforms, completed on 7 February 2018. The footbridge was then demolished two days later, meaning currently, the Manchester-bound platform is only accessible via the foot-crossing at the bottom of the Bury-bound platform, although the station's accessibility has not been compromised.

In the April 2019 Bank Holiday, a section of track was replaced with points south of the station, these points currently allow trams to cross from the north-bound line to the south-bound line and then across onto the track that will eventually lead into Platform 3.

Over the 2019 May Bank Holiday weekend (4 - 6 May), the Manchester bound platform was resurfaced, and the disabled access ‘tiles’ were added to the newly installed third platform at the stop. Two new waiting shelters were also installed on the south-end of platforms 2 & 3 with a new passenger information display and seating. The basic concrete foundations for the stair and ramp access to Crumpsall Lane from platform 3, has also been added.

Connecting bus services

Crumpsall is served by First Greater Manchester service 88, 89, 149 and 154.[6]

References

  1. ^ Metrolink Trafford Park Line Greater Manchester Combined Authority[dead link]
  2. ^ Metrolink's Trafford Park £350m Tramline Approved BBC News 13 October 2016
  3. ^ "Works at Crumpsall Metrolink stop". TfGM. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  4. ^ Work starts on new-look Crumpsall Metrolink stop Archived 25 August 2017 at the Wayback Machine Transport for Greater Manchester 23 August 2017
  5. ^ Work begins to transform Crumpsall Metrolink stop ahead of £350m expansion Rail Technology Magazine 25 August 2017
  6. ^ "Network Maps". Transport for Greater Manchester. Archived from the original on 2 November 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2010.

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