Metrolink station
A Bombardier M5000 tram approaching Failsworth tram stop
LocationFailsworth, Oldham
Coordinates53°30′37″N 2°09′48″W / 53.5104°N 2.1634°W / 53.5104; -2.1634Coordinates: 53°30′37″N 2°09′48″W / 53.5104°N 2.1634°W / 53.5104; -2.1634
Grid referenceSD893016
Line(s)Oldham and Rochdale Line
Other information
StatusIn operation
Fare zone3
Opened26 April 1881
Original companyLancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Pre-groupingLancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
3 October 2009Closed as a rail station
13 June 2012Conversion to Metrolink operation
Location within Manchester_Metrolink

Failsworth tram stop is a Manchester Metrolink tram stop on the Oldham and Rochdale Line in Failsworth, Greater Manchester. It was formerly a railway station before its conversion to Metrolink in 2012.


Failsworth railway station opened on 26 April 1881[1] and was situated in Failsworth, in the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, Greater Manchester, England. It was notable for its wooden platforms.[2] The station was on the Oldham Loop Line 3+12 miles (6 km) north east of Manchester Victoria, and was operated and managed by Northern Rail at the time of its closure.[3]

The station closed on 3 October 2009[2] to enable the line to be converted to a Metrolink service. It was rebuilt and reopened as Failsworth tram stop on 13 June 2012.[4]

Service pattern

Preceding station   Manchester Metrolink   Following station Newton Heath and Mostontowards East DidsburyEast Didsbury – Shaw and Crompton LineHollinwoodtowards Shaw and Crompton Newton Heath and Mostontowards East DidsburyEast Didsbury – Rochdale Town Centre LineHollinwoodtowards Rochdale Town Centre   Historical railways   Dean Lane   Lancashire & Yorkshire RailwayOldham Loop Line   Hollinwood

Connecting bus routes

Failsworth station is served by two direct bus service but several services also stop nearby. Stotts Tours route 151 runs northbound to Hollinwood via New Moston and southbound to Hightown via Newton Heath, Harpurhey and Cheetham Hill. Stotts Tours route 159 also stops outside and runs northbound to Middleton via New Moston and southbound to Oldham via Woodhouses, Hollinwood and Chadderton.

On Oldham Road, First Greater Manchester routes 83, 180 and 184 provide frequent and direct buses between Manchester and Oldham with the 83 continuing to Sholver and the 180/184 running to Saddleworth plus Huddersfield (184).[5]


  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 93. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  2. ^ a b "Failsworth". Disused Stations. Retrieved 26 June 2012.
  3. ^ Failsworth National Rail
  4. ^ Metrolink trams line to Oldham reopens after 60 years BBC News 13 June 2012
  5. ^ "Transport for Greater Manchester - Journey Planning - Network Maps". Transport for Greater Manchester. Archived from the original on 2 November 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012.