Pomona
Metrolink station
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General information
LocationPomona Docks, Trafford
England
Coordinates53°27′55″N 2°16′41″W / 53.46519°N 2.27807°W / 53.46519; -2.27807Coordinates: 53°27′55″N 2°16′41″W / 53.46519°N 2.27807°W / 53.46519; -2.27807
Grid referenceSJ816965
Line(s)Eccles Line
Platforms2 (island)
Other information
StatusIn operation
Fare zone2
History
Original companyManchester Metrolink
Key dates
6 December 1999Opened
Services
Preceding station Metrolink Following station
Exchange Quay Ashton-under-Lyne–Eccles via MediaCityUK Cornbrook
towards Eccles
Wharfside The Trafford Centre–Cornbrook Cornbrook
Terminus
Location

Pomona is a tram stop located just east of the junction of the Eccles Line and Trafford Park Line of Greater Manchester's light rail system, known as Metrolink . It opened to passengers on 6 December 1999, as part of Phase 2 of the network's expansion, at Pomona Docks in Old Trafford.

It was the least-used stop on the Metrolink network in 2018.[1] However, it was always designed to support development as an interchange station between the Eccles Line and the Trafford Park Line which opened in March 2020.

Pomona Docks

Main article: Pomona Docks

Pomona tram stop is at the edge of the now disused Pomona Docks owned by the Peel Group.

Trafford Park Line extension

In 2016, Metrolink began construction of the Trafford Park Line, which would stem off the existing line at Pomona station.[2] Supporting concrete blocks for the track had been in place since the station opened in 1999, with the line opening on 22 March 2020.

A bridge was built to connect the new alignment on the south of the Manchester Ship Canal to the existing route. The line proceeds straight from the station, in-between the Manchester Ship Canal and Bridgewater Canal. It then begins a gradual descent onto the left bank of the ship canal and runs parallel to it.

Services

Ground view of Pomona station
Ground view of Pomona station
A Metrolink tram crossing the Manchester Ship Canal at Pomona
A Metrolink tram crossing the Manchester Ship Canal at Pomona

Service pattern

Preceding station   Manchester Metrolink   Following station Exchange Quaytowards EcclesEccles – Ashton-under-Lyne LineCornbrooktowards Ashton-under-Lyne Exchange Quaytowards MediaCityUKMediaCityUK – Ashton-under-Lyne LineCornbrooktowards Ashton-under-Lyne Wharfsidetowards The Trafford CentreTrafford Centre - Cornbrook LineCornbrookTerminus   Planned extensions   Wharfsidetowards Port SalfordTrafford Centre LineCornbrooktowards Crumpsall

Connecting bus routes

Pomona station is not served directly by any bus service, but several services stop on Chester Road.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Transport Statistics Greater Manchester 2017 Public Transport Section". TfGM. 5 December 2019. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Go ahead given for Trafford Park Metrolink line in Manchester". www.intelligenttransport.com. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Transport for Greater Manchester - Journey Planning - Network Maps". tfgm.com. Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 19 September 2015.