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Monday, 20 May 2013

Tram Terminus



Following on from last week's photo of the new tram lines running across Oldham Road, today's photo shows the new tram terminus in Ashton.

In the centre of the picture is the ramp leading up to the platform, with tram tracks on either side. Everything is in place and ready to roll - even the electronic matrix signs that will give the time of the next tram are switched on. A small amount of paving and landscaping work is being finished off.

Trams have been here during the night testing the track but services won't be starting just yet as they are waiting for more trams to be delivered. The next phase of the Metrolink tram system will open on Thursday, with an extension of the St Werbergs Road line to East Didsbury. The extension from Droylsden to Ashton will be next.

Immediately behind the camera is Ashton Bus Station, making interchange easy. The entrance to the Arcades shopping mall is 150 metres to the left. The photo is flanked by Ashton's two bluest buildings - Assheton House and IKEA!

See Google Street View of this location.

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"Tram Terminus" is my contribution to this week's "My World" feature. Please check out the other blogs participating in this week's My World.

6 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great improvement and method of transportation. Always a good sign to see things moving forward. Have a happy week!

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  2. Great to have new public transportation. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  3. Any rumours of an opening date ?.

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  4. Can anyone tell me the opening date please

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    1. An opening date of 9th October has been published in the local media.

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