Stretford tram stop
Stretford is a tram stop on the Altrincham Line of Greater Manchester's light-rail Metrolink system. It is located in Stretford, on the corner of Chester Road and Edge Lane. It opened on 15 June 1992 as part of Phase 1 of Metrolink's expansion.
Stretford tram stop in January 2017.
Location of Stretford in Greater Manchester
|Fare zone information|
|Present status||In operation|
London Midland Region of British Railways
|Opened||20 July 1849|
|Closed as rail station||24 December 1991|
|Conversion to Metrolink operation||15 June 1992|
|Former name||Edge Lane|
|UK Trams portal|
The stop was formerly Stretford railway station, a regional rail station which was opened by the Manchester South Junction and Altrincham Railway as Edge Lane railway station on 20 July 1849, was renamed to Stretford in September 1849, and closed on 24 December 1991 for conversion from heavy rail to light rail.
The station originally opened as Edge Lane on 20 July 1849 by the Manchester, South Junction and Altrincham Railway (MSJAR). Renamed Stretford in September 1849. Operated as a four-platform station from circa 1900 until 1963. Closed as a British Rail station on 24 December 1991. Reopened as a Metrolink station on 15 June 1992.
Stretford is located on the Altrincham Line with trams towards Altrincham stopping every 6 minutes during the day, Mondays to Saturdays, every 12 minutes Monday to Saturday evenings and Sundays. Trams also head towards Manchester and Bury, with the Monday to Saturday daytime service running every 12 minutes each to Manchester Piccadilly or Bury, while evening and Sundays journeys run to Etihad Campus only with journeys to Bury requiring a change of trams at Piccadilly Gardens.
- 10 trams per hour to Altrincham (5 offpeak)
- 5 trams per hour to Bury (peak only)
- 5 trams per hour to Piccadilly
Connecting bus routes
The station is served by Stagecoach Manchester service 15, which runs to Flixton via Urmston and Davyhulme and to Manchester via Hulme, First Greater Manchester/Stagecoach/Arriva service 22, which runs to Bolton via Trafford Centre and to Stockport via Chorlton, Stagecoach services 23/23A to Trafford Centre and to Stockport via Chorlton and by M Travel service 276, which runs to Trafford General Hospital via Urmston and to West Didsbury via Chorlton. There are also several services which stop at nearby Stretford Mall, which can connect onto the Metrolink at Stretford.