Kingsway Business Park tram stop
|Kingsway Business Park|
Kingsway Business Park tram stop, on its opening day
Location of Kingsway Business Park in Greater Manchester
|Fare zone information|
|Present status||In operation|
|Opened||28 February 2013|
Kingsway Business Park is a tram stop on the Oldham and Rochdale Line (ORL) of Greater Manchester's Metrolink network. It is located in Firgrove, on the northeastern side of Kingsway Business Park in the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, between the Milnrow and Newbold stations. It opened as part of Phase 3a of the system's expansion, on 28 February 2013.
Following the rejection of the Greater Manchester Transport Innovation Fund the station had an unknown future being unfunded by the rest of the 3A and 3B program with suggestions private contributions would be required for construction to proceed.
In March 2011 it was proposed to cancel the plans for Drake Street Metrolink station for being too close to Rochdale Station Metrolink stop and generate efficiency savings while it was also noted a significant gap in coverage existed around Kingsway which could lead to the construction of Kingsway Business Park after all. On 8 July 2011 the Transport for Greater Manchester Committee gave approval of the station after Rochdale Council pledged £2.5m towards the stop.
Services are mostly every 12 minutes on all routes.
|Preceding station||Manchester Metrolink||Following station|
towards East Didsbury
|East Didsbury – Rochdale Town Centre Line||
towards Rochdale Town Centre
Connecting bus routes
|Route||Destination 1||Destination 2||Operator||Service||Stop Location|
|462||Rochdale via Firgrove, Newbold||Ladyhouse via The Cray, Pennine Drive,
|Manchester Community Transport||Mon-Sat Daytime||Leyfield Road|
From nearby Rochdale Road, First services 58, 181 and 182 runs north to Rochdale and south to Shaw via Milnrow, replicating the tram route. The 58 running southbound to Middleton via Oldham, while services 181 and 182 run to Manchester via Royton and Chadderton. Manchester Community Transport service 451 runs between Rochdale and Peppermint Bridge via Milnrow and Newhey.
- "Next stop: Rochdale!". Transport for Greater Manchester. 20 February 2013. Archived from the original on 23 May 2013. Retrieved 20 February 2013.
- "Drake Street Metrolink stop comes to the end of the line". Rochdale Observer. Retrieved 17 March 2011.
- "Boost for Rochdale's Metrolink services". Transport for Greater Manchester. Archived from the original on 16 March 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2011.
- "Transport for Greater Manchester - Journey Planning - Network Maps". Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
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