Kingsway Business Park tram stop

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Kingsway Business Park
Metrolink
Kingsway Business Park Metrolink station.jpg
Kingsway Business Park tram stop, on its opening day
Kingsway Business Park is located in Manchester_Metrolink
Kingsway Business Park
Kingsway Business Park
Location of Kingsway Business Park in Greater Manchester
Location
PlaceFirgrove
Local authorityRochdale
Coordinates53°36′41″N 2°07′29″W / 53.6113°N 2.1247°W / 53.6113; -2.1247Coordinates: 53°36′41″N 2°07′29″W / 53.6113°N 2.1247°W / 53.6113; -2.1247
Grid referenceSD919127
Platforms2
Fare zone information
Metrolink Zone4
Present statusIn operation
History
Opened28 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.[1]

History[edit]

The station at Kingsway in January 2013, awaiting completion

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.[2] On 8 July 2011 the Transport for Greater Manchester Committee gave approval of the station after Rochdale Council pledged £2.5m towards the stop.[3]

Services[edit]

Kingsway Business Park is located on the Oldham & Rochdale Line with trams towards Manchester city centre and Rochdale Town Centre.

Services are mostly every 12 minutes on all routes.

Preceding station   Manchester metrolink logo.PNG Manchester Metrolink   Following station
towards East Didsbury
East Didsbury – Rochdale Town Centre Line

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Route Destination 1 Destination 2 Operator Service Stop Location
462 Rochdale via Firgrove, Newbold Manchester Metrolink Ladyhouse via The Cray, Pennine Drive,
Milnrow Manchester Metrolink.
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.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Next stop: Rochdale!". Transport for Greater Manchester. 20 February 2013. Archived from the original on 23 May 2013. Retrieved 20 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Drake Street Metrolink stop comes to the end of the line". Rochdale Observer. Retrieved 17 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Boost for Rochdale's Metrolink services". Transport for Greater Manchester. Archived from the original on 16 March 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Transport for Greater Manchester - Journey Planning - Network Maps". Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 4 March 2013.

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