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Firswood tram stop

Firswood is a tram stop on the South Manchester Line (SML) and Airport Line of Greater Manchester's light-rail Metrolink system. Located in the Firswood area of Stretford, it was built as part of Phase 3a of the network's expansion, and opened on 7 July 2011.[1]

Firswood
Metrolink station
General information
LocationFirswood, Trafford
England
Coordinates53°27′04″N 2°16′40″W / 53.45114°N 2.27764°W / 53.45114; -2.27764Coordinates: 53°27′04″N 2°16′40″W / 53.45114°N 2.27764°W / 53.45114; -2.27764
Grid referenceSJ816949
Line(s)South Manchester Line
Platforms2
Other information
StatusIn operation
Fare zone2
History
Original companyManchester Metrolink
Key dates
7 July 2011Opened
Services
Preceding station Manchester Metrolink Following station
Chorlton East Didsbury–Shaw and Crompton Trafford Bar
East Didsbury–Rochdale Trafford Bar
Chorlton Manchester Airport–Victoria Trafford Bar
towards Victoria
Manchester Airport–Deansgate-Castlefield Trafford Bar
Disused railways
Cornbrook
1856–65
Line and station closed
  Manchester, South Junction
and Altrincham Railway
  Warwick Road for Old Trafford
Line and station open
Deansgate
1849–56, 1865–1991
Line closed, station open
  Manchester, South Junction
and Altrincham Railway
 
Route map
Legend
Location

Firswood Metrolink station is located on a section of the former Cheshire Lines Committee railway line, in a cutting adjacent to St John Vianney School on Rye Bank Road. The stop provides access to both Firswood and Whalley Range.

History

The station opened on 7 July 2011.[1] and is the first newly constructed station on the new South Manchester Metrolink line out of Manchester. Firswood is a new station on a re-opened railway line, the Cheshire Lines Committee line, which closed to passenger service in 1967. It was planned to re-open the line as part of the expansion of the Manchester Metrolink tram network.[2] Proposals to re-open the line have been put forward since the 1980s,[3] but remained unfunded until the 2000s. The line extension which was originally proposed would take over the disused tracks of the Cheshire Lines Committee as far as East Didsbury.

In 2006, it was announced that Phase 3A would go ahead, including the extension of the network as far St Werburgh's Road.[4] Following the rejection of the Greater Manchester Transport Innovation Fund in a public referendum in 2008, extension of the line as East Didsbury (Phase 3B) will now go ahead with funding from national and local government.[2][5][6]

Construction of the line began in April 2009 and the new line became operational in July 2011.[1]

Services

Firswood is located on the South Manchester Line with trams towards Shaw and Crompton via Victoria and Oldham and to East Didsbury running every 12 minutes Monday-Saturdays and Sunday daytime and every 15 minutes Sunday early mornings and evenings.[7] Services extended from St Werburgh's Road to East Didsbury on 23 May 2013 and, from 3 November 2014, services ran to Manchester Airport from Cornbrook.

Service pattern

Connecting bus routes

Firswood is not served by any direct bus service but some services stop nearby to the stop. Stagecoach Manchester service 15 stops on King's Road and runs westbound to Flixton via Stretford and Urmston and eastbound to Manchester.[8]

Gallery

References

  1. ^ a b c . Transport for Greater Manchester. Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 6 July 2011.
  2. ^ a b Linton, Deborah (13 May 2009). "£1.4bn transport deal unveiled". Manchester Evening News. Archived from the original on 23 December 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2009.
  3. ^ Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive (1984). "Light Rapid Transit in Greater Manchester". GMPTE. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help) - publicity brochure
  4. ^ "Metrolink extension is announced". BBC News. 6 July 2006. Retrieved 28 December 2008.
  5. ^ "Tram line extension is approved". BBC News. 13 May 2009. Retrieved 17 May 2009.
  6. ^ "Metrolink: back on track?". BBC Manchester. 13 May 2009. Retrieved 17 May 2009.
  7. ^ "Metrolink - Tram Times - Firswood". Metrolink. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  8. ^ . Transport for Greater Manchester. Archived from the original on 2 November 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012.

External links

  • - map of the plans (Urban Transport Technology)
  • Metrolink stop information
  • Firswood area map

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Firswood is a tram stop on the South Manchester Line SML and Airport Line of Greater Manchester s light rail Metrolink system Located in the Firswood area of Stretford it was built as part of Phase 3a of the network s expansion and opened on 7 July 2011 1 FirswoodMetrolink stationGeneral informationLocationFirswood TraffordEnglandCoordinates53 27 04 N 2 16 40 W 53 45114 N 2 27764 W 53 45114 2 27764 Coordinates 53 27 04 N 2 16 40 W 53 45114 N 2 27764 W 53 45114 2 27764Grid referenceSJ816949Line s South Manchester LinePlatforms2Other informationStatusIn operationFare zone2HistoryOriginal companyManchester MetrolinkKey dates7 July 2011OpenedServicesPreceding station Manchester Metrolink Following stationChorltontowards East Didsbury East Didsbury Shaw and Crompton Trafford Bartowards Shaw and CromptonEast Didsbury Rochdale Trafford Bartowards Rochdale Town CentreChorltontowards Manchester Airport Manchester Airport Victoria Trafford Bartowards VictoriaManchester Airport Deansgate Castlefield Trafford Bartowards Deansgate CastlefieldDisused railwaysCornbrook1856 65Line and station closed Manchester South Junctionand Altrincham Railway Warwick Road for Old TraffordLine and station openDeansgate1849 56 1865 1991Line closed station open Manchester South Junctionand Altrincham Railway Route mapLegendto Rochdale0 00 Deansgate Castlefield Deansgate Bridgewater Canal0 03 Cornbrookto Eccles MediaCityUK amp Trafford CentreCLC Liverpool Manchester line0 06 Trafford Barto Altrincham0 09 Firswood0 10 Chorlton0 12 St Werburgh s Roadto Manchester Airport0 14 Withington0 15 Burton Road0 16 West Didsbury0 18 Didsbury VillageStyal Line0 20 East Didsbury East Didsbury This diagram viewtalkeditLocationFirswood Metrolink station is located on a section of the former Cheshire Lines Committee railway line in a cutting adjacent to St John Vianney School on Rye Bank Road The stop provides access to both Firswood and Whalley Range Contents 1 History 2 Services 3 Service pattern 4 Connecting bus routes 5 Gallery 6 References 7 External linksHistory EditSee also History of Manchester Metrolink The station opened on 7 July 2011 1 and is the first newly constructed station on the new South Manchester Metrolink line out of Manchester Firswood is a new station on a re opened railway line the Cheshire Lines Committee line which closed to passenger service in 1967 It was planned to re open the line as part of the expansion of the Manchester Metrolink tram network 2 Proposals to re open the line have been put forward since the 1980s 3 but remained unfunded until the 2000s The line extension which was originally proposed would take over the disused tracks of the Cheshire Lines Committee as far as East Didsbury In 2006 it was announced that Phase 3A would go ahead including the extension of the network as far St Werburgh s Road 4 Following the rejection of the Greater Manchester Transport Innovation Fund in a public referendum in 2008 extension of the line as East Didsbury Phase 3B will now go ahead with funding from national and local government 2 5 6 Construction of the line began in April 2009 and the new line became operational in July 2011 1 Services EditFirswood is located on the South Manchester Line with trams towards Shaw and Crompton via Victoria and Oldham and to East Didsbury running every 12 minutes Monday Saturdays and Sunday daytime and every 15 minutes Sunday early mornings and evenings 7 Services extended from St Werburgh s Road to East Didsbury on 23 May 2013 and from 3 November 2014 services ran to Manchester Airport from Cornbrook Service pattern Edit12 minute service to Shaw and Crompton with double trams in the peak 12 minute service to Rochdale Town Centre with double trams in the peak 12 minute service to Victoria with single trams every 20 minutes before 6 am 6 minute service to East Didsbury with double trams in the peak 12 minute service to Manchester Airport with single trams every 20 minutes before 6 am Connecting bus routes EditFirswood is not served by any direct bus service but some services stop nearby to the stop Stagecoach Manchester service 15 stops on King s Road and runs westbound to Flixton via Stretford and Urmston and eastbound to Manchester 8 Gallery Edit Construction work on the line near Chorlton Map of the South Manchester line extensions Under construction in June 2010 Firswood tram stop in August 2012References Edit a b c Metrolink s new Chorlton line opens for business Transport for Greater Manchester Archived from the original on 17 July 2011 Retrieved 6 July 2011 a b Linton Deborah 13 May 2009 1 4bn transport deal unveiled Manchester Evening News Archived from the original on 23 December 2012 Retrieved 17 May 2009 Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive 1984 Light Rapid Transit in Greater Manchester GMPTE cite journal Cite journal requires journal help publicity brochure Metrolink extension is announced BBC News 6 July 2006 Retrieved 28 December 2008 Tram line extension is approved BBC News 13 May 2009 Retrieved 17 May 2009 Metrolink back on track BBC Manchester 13 May 2009 Retrieved 17 May 2009 Metrolink Tram Times Firswood Metrolink Retrieved 13 February 2013 Transport for Greater Manchester Journey Planning Network Maps Transport for Greater Manchester Archived from the original on 2 November 2012 Retrieved 10 September 2012 External links EditManchester Metrolink Extension Project map of the plans Urban Transport Technology Metrolink stop information Firswood area map https web archive org web 20130226053951 http www lrta org Manchester city south html Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Firswood tram stop amp oldid 1111795281, wikipedia, wiki, book, books, library,

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