INSET: CENTRAL MANCHESTER
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Operator: The RATP Group, on behalf of Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)
The route numbers are for convenience, and are not in use by the operator.
|1||Bury - Prestwich - Victoria Station - Piccadilly Gardens - Deansgate - Trafford Bar - Old Trafford - Stretford - Brooklands - Altrincham|
|2||Ashton-under-Lyne - Droylsden - Piccadilly Station - Piccadilly Gardens - Victoria Station - Prestwich - Bury|
|3||Piccadilly Station - Piccadilly Gardens - Deansgate - Trafford Bar - Old Trafford - Stretford - Brooklands - Altrincham|
|4||Piccadilly Station - Piccadilly Gardens - Deansgate - Salford Quays - Eccles|
|5||Piccadilly Station - Piccadilly Gardens - Deansgate - Salford Quays - Media City|
|6||Rochdale - Shaw and Crompton - Oldham - Failsworth - Victoria Station - Piccadilly Gardens - Deansgate - Trafford Bar - St Werburgh's Road - East Didsbury|
NB: The above routes are weekday services. Routes 1 and 5 do not run on Sundays and public holidays. When route 5 does not operate, route 4 also stops at Media City.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM
- Tramway (Metrolink): 77 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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