New Islington
Metrolink station
New Islington tram stop, in May 2019.
General information
LocationNew Islington, Manchester
Coordinates53°28′52″N 2°13′11″W / 53.4810°N 2.2198°W / 53.4810; -2.2198Coordinates: 53°28′52″N 2°13′11″W / 53.4810°N 2.2198°W / 53.4810; -2.2198
Line(s)City Centre
Other information
StatusIn operation
Fare zone1
Opened8 February 2013 (preview)[1]
11 February 2013 (full)[2][3]
Original companyMetrolink

New Islington is a tram stop on the East Manchester Line (EML) and Zone 1 of Greater Manchester's light-rail Metrolink system. The station opened on 11 February 2013,[2][3] after a three-day free trial for local residents.[1] The station was constructed as part of Phase 3a of the Metrolink's expansion, and is located in the New Islington area of Manchester, England. It was originally proposed to open with the name Pollard Street,[citation needed] being located at the junction Munday Street and Pollard Street.[4]


Services are mostly every 12 minutes on all routes.

Connecting bus routes

New Islington is directly served by a bus service, which is served by Stagecoach Manchester service 216, which replicates the Metrolink service to Droylsden before continuing to Ashton-under-Lyne, and Stagecoach service 231, which runs nearby to Ashton via Littlemoss and Smallshaw. Both services run to nearby Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester.[5]


  1. ^ a b "It's the final countdown". Transport for Greater Manchester. 1 February 2013. Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
  2. ^ a b Kirby, Dean (4 December 2012). "Opening of Metrolink tram service to Droylsden delayed until February 2013". Retrieved 7 December 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Droylsden's new Metrolink line to open in February". Transport for Greater Manchester. 7 December 2012. Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Metrolink - New Islington station" (PDF). Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 26 June 2011.
  5. ^ "Transport for Greater Manchester - Journey Planning - Network Maps". Transport for Greater Manchester. Archived from the original on 2 November 2012. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
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