Transport for Greater Manchester are holding an information event on proposals for a new Metrolink stop at Queens Road – next to the depot – on Wednesday 9 January so anyone interested can find out the benefits of the new stop and to see initial designs.
The stop would be served by trams on the Bury line and would be the first stop after leaving Victoria. It would become the second new stop to be built on the Bury line since opening following on from Abraham Moss and would be another reason why Woodlands Road stop needs to close as it would leave three stops in close proximity. Plans for a permanent stop at Queen’s Road have been long in the planning for TfGM and it is a surprise that in the recent debate surrounding the closure of Woodlands Road they have not used this as part of their argument to close the stop.
A planning application went in last month and it is expected a final decision on this new stop will be made in the early part of this year.
The information event takes place between 1500 and 1900 on Wednesday 9th January at the Irish World Heritage Centre, 10 Queens Road.