THE GS TRAM SITE

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28 Aug. 2015

The Manchester tram network after a reorganization of the routes and the assignment of route identifying letters




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INSET: CENTRAL MANCHESTER

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TRAM ROUTES

Operator: The RATP Group , on behalf of the Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)

TRAM ROUTES (TRAMLINK)

A Altrincham - Etihad Campus Altrincham - Brooklands - Stretford - Old Trafford - Trafford Bar - Cornbrook - Deansgate - Piccadilly Gardens - Piccadilly Station - Etihad Campus
B Altrincham - Deansgate Altrincham - Brooklands - Stretford - Old Trafford - Trafford Bar - Cornbrook - Deansgate
C Bury - East Didsbury Bury - Prestwich - Victoria Station - Piccadilly Gardens - Deansgate - Cornbrook - Trafford Bar - St Werburgh's Road - East Didsbury
D Bury - Piccadilly Station Bury - Prestwich - Victoria Station - Piccadilly Gardens - Piccadilly Station
E Eccles - Piccadilly Station (Eccles - Salford Quays) / Media City UK - Cornbrook - Deansgate - Piccadilly Gardens - Piccadilly Station
F Manchester Airport - Cornbrook Manchester Airport - Wythenshawe - Baguley - St Werburgh's Road - Trafford Bar - Cornbrook
G Rochdale Town Centre - East Didsbury Rochdale Town Centre - Rochdale Station - Shaw and Crompton - Oldham - Failsworth - Victoria Station - Piccadilly Gardens - Piccadilly Station - Etihad Campus - Droylsden - Ashton-under-Lyne


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Tramway (Metrolink): 92.5 km.


HISTORY

Tramways

  • Horse-powered tramways: 17 May 1877 - 1903.
  • Steam-powered tramways: 1882 - 1905.
  • First-generation electric tramways: 7 June 1901 - 10 Jan. 1949 (in Bury until Feb. 1949 and in Stockport until 25 Aug. 1951).
  • Revived tramway (electric overhead): 20 July 1992 – today.

GAUGE

  • Tramways / Metrolink: 1435 mm.

TRAM PRESERVATION

The Museum of Transport , in Smedley, just north of Victoria Station, has a horse-drawn tram, two early electric trams and the prototype Metrolink tram from the early 1990s.


SOURCES

PRINT

  • Bett, W.H. & Gillham, J.C. Great British tramway networks. London: Light Railway Transport League, 1962.
  • "Metrolink on the move", Tramways & Urban Transit, July 2008 (71: 847), 24p. supplement.
  • Symons, J. & Johnston, H. "Manchester: The 20 year wait for a tram!", Tramways & Urban Transit, July 2002 (65: 775), p.248-252.
  • Wilson, A. "A brief history of the Manchester tramways", The Modern Tramway. Nov. 1941 (4: 47), p.124-125. and Dec. 1941 (4: 48), p.140-141.
  • Pulling, N. "Systems Factfile Special: Metrolink, Manchester, UK", Tramways & Urban Transit, July 2011 (74: 883), p.263-268.
  • Yearsley, I. The Manchester tram. Huddersfield: The Advertiser Press,1962.
  • Young, A.P. "Britain's first new generation tramway", Light Rail & Modern Tramway, July 1992 (55: 655), p.173-179.

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