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Metrolink now in Rochdale

Metrolink - the Manchester city region tram network - is the largest light rail system in the United Kingdom. With a line running through Rochdale borough, residents have direct access to a large number of destinations across the city region, including MediaCityUK (northern home of the BBC), Manchester Victoria and Piccadilly rail stations and Manchester Airport.

There are six Metrolink tram stops in Rochdale borough, and five trams an hour depart from Rochdale towards East Didsbury via Oldham and Manchester City Centre.

Metrolink means businesses in Rochdale can draw on a wide talent pool of labour from across the city region.

  • Kingsway Business Park is one of the only business parks in the UK with a dedicated tram stop.

  • Travel by Metrolink is environmentally friendly. It is estimated that around 70% of a Metrolink tram’s power is provided by wind or solar/photovoltaic sources.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has announced a series of potential future extensions to the Metrolink system, including an extension towards Middleton town centre.


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