Derker
Metrolink station
Derker Metrolink station.jpg
Derker tram stop, on its opening day
General information
LocationDerker, Oldham
England
Coordinates53°32′59″N 2°06′06″W / 53.54972°N 2.10159°W / 53.54972; -2.10159Coordinates: 53°32′59″N 2°06′06″W / 53.54972°N 2.10159°W / 53.54972; -2.10159
Grid referenceSD933058
Line(s)Oldham and Rochdale Line
Platforms2
Other information
StatusIn operation
Fare zone3/4
History
Opened1985
Original companyBritish Rail
Key dates
3 October 2009Closed as a rail station
16 December 2012[1]Conversion to Metrolink operation
Location

Derker is a stop on the Oldham and Rochdale Line (ORL) of Greater Manchester's light-rail Metrolink system. It opened to passengers on 16 December 2012 and is located in the Derker area of Oldham, England.

History

Derker railway station was opened, initially on an experimental basis, on 30 August 1985[2] by British Rail to replace Royton Junction station, ½ mile further along the line.

The station closed on 3 October 2009, was converted to light rail, and re-opened as Derker Metrolink station on 16 December 2012. The station is served by a 254 space Park and Ride car park, which is immediately adjacent to the station and is accessed from Cromford Street.[1]

Service pattern

Preceding station   Manchester Metrolink   Following station Oldham Mumpstowards East DidsburyEast Didsbury – Shaw and Crompton LineShaw and CromptonTerminus Oldham Mumpstowards East DidsburyEast Didsbury – Rochdale Town Centre LineShaw and Cromptontowards Rochdale Town Centre   Historical railways   Oldham Mumps   Regional RailwaysOldham Loop Line   Royton Junction


References

  1. ^ a b Kirby, Dean (12 December 2012). "Shaw and Crompton Metrolink trams start this Sunday". Manchester Evening News. Archived from the original on 15 December 2012. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
  2. ^ Alan Bevan, ed. (1998). A—Z of Rail Reopenings. Railway Development Society. Warwick: Warwick Printing Company. ISBN 0-901283-13-4.