More passengers use new Bury line Metrolink stops

At the Queens Road stop opening are Cllr Naeem ul Hassan, left, and Cllr Andrew Fender

At the Queens Road stop opening are Cllr Naeem ul Hassan, left, and Cllr Andrew Fender

First published in News Bury Times: Photograph of the Author by , reporter

MORE people are travelling on Metrolink’s Bury line since two new stations opened.

Last month, 17,422 tickets were purchased to or from the Queens Road and Abraham Moss stops, compared to the 9,840 tickets bought to or from the former Woodlands Road stop in March 2011.

The Queens Road stop, opened to passengers last December, has now been officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Manchester, Cllr Naeem Ul Hassan.

The Woodlands Road stop shut in December after a Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) assessment concluded it was one of the least used and had poor local access.

Chairman of the TfGM committee, Cllr Andrew Fender, said: “The increase in passengers last month is testament to the improved environment provided by the stop, which is fully accessible, well lit and covered by CCTV.

"We are confident that, following the opening of the Queens Road stop and the Abraham Moss stop, more people are now benefiting from stops being located closer to where they live and alongside key services and community facilities.”

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12:19pm Wed 23 Apr 14

buckfeed17 says...

The commuters on the Bury line and currently enjoying double trams (through to Altrincham) and this is only provided as the trams are only running a 1/2 service because of works at Victoria Station. I hope this new increase in passengers makes them run double trams as standard once the Victoria station works are complete. However, my experience of Metrolink makes me think otherwise.
The commuters on the Bury line and currently enjoying double trams (through to Altrincham) and this is only provided as the trams are only running a 1/2 service because of works at Victoria Station. I hope this new increase in passengers makes them run double trams as standard once the Victoria station works are complete. However, my experience of Metrolink makes me think otherwise. buckfeed17
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