Operator: Stagecoach Group , on behalf of the Greater Manchester Integrated Transport Authority (GMITA)
TRAM ROUTES (TRAMLINK)
Route numbers were not in everyday use.
|1||Piccadilly Station - Old Trafford - Stretford - Altrincham|
|2||Piccadilly Station - Victoria Station - Prestwich - Bury|
|3||Piccadilly Station - Old Trafford - Eccles|
|4||Bury - Prestwich - Victoria Station - Old Trafford - Stretford - Altrincham [Does not run early in the morning and in the evening during weekdays and Saturday; does not run at all on Sunday]|
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM
- Tramway (Metrolink): 37 km.
- 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.
- Tramways / Metrolink: 1435 mm.
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.
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- Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive
- History of Manchester Metrolink
- Manchester Corporation Tramways
- Manchester Metrolink
- Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester
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