Work has now started on transforming Manchester Metrolink’s Crumpsall stop which will eventually allow services from the new Trafford Park line – due to open in 2020 – to terminate here and return through Manchester City Centre. As well as providing a service on the Trafford Park line this will give an improved service to passengers travelling from Crumpsall, Abraham Moss and Queen’s Road into Manchester City Centre.
The plans will see new track installed at the stop allowing services to reverse and will also see a larger Manchester bound stop opened to the public. There will be better access with a new track level pedestrian crossing and improved stairs. The stop will have an open design to further improve passenger safety and security providing a “more pleasant place to wait for trams”.
Phase one of the works has now started and should be completed by mid 2018. This work will see the old lift shaft removed alongside the footbridge and disabled access ramp on the Manchester bound platform. The stairs on the Bury bound platform will also be upgraded.
Cllr Andrew Fender, Chair of the TfGM Committee, said: “Work is now well under way on the new Trafford Park line and it’s good to see the benefits will extend to customers living in the Crumpsall area. The new-look stop will offer a much more accessible, pleasant and safer space for Metrolink passengers. Once the new tram line through to intu Trafford Centre is open it will also mean more frequent services and much improved access to jobs and leisure across the wider tram network.”
Throughout the work 12 parking spaces at Crumpsall Park and Ride will be unavailable for use.
Some closures will be necessary during the work with the first of these set as the weekend of 2nd and 3rd September with no trams due to run between Bury and Victoria.