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Works at Crumpsall Metrolink stop

Bury line

Work is under way to transform the Crumpsall Metrolink stop in preparation for the new Trafford Park line

Currently under construction, the Trafford Park line is due to join the Metrolink network in 2020. Services are planned to run direct from intu Trafford Centre through Manchester city centre, to an upgraded stop at Crumpsall.

It will mean a more frequent service for customers using the Crumpsall, Abraham Moss and Queens Road stops, with both Bury and Trafford Park line services running through them.

Crumpsall 1
Crumpsall 2
Artist impression of how the Crumpsall stop will look in 2020

What are we doing?

The works are split into two phases and the first phase of works at Crumpsall are now complete.

During phase one, we:
- opened a new track-level pedestrian crossing
- demolished the pedestrian ramp, redundant lift shaft and the footbridge
- opened a new set of steps on the Bury-bound platform
- improved the stop lighting and CCTV
- installed new overhead line poles and wires.

During phase two, we will:
- lay new track at the Crumpsall stop to allow Trafford Park line services to turn around
- make the platfom larger for Manchester-bound services
- install new shelters to serve the wider stop
- build a new access ramp as well as steps from Crumpsall Lane with track crossings to ensure full accessibility
- install new lighting, signage, CCTV, driver facilities and a new stop equipment room.

Footage of the improvements which took place during the Crumpsall Easter Closure

Footage of the improvements which took place during the Crumpsall August Closure

How will this affect my journey?

The majority of the work is being carried out during the daytime, however, some works will take place outside operational hours for safety reasons.

We are working with the contractor, M-Pact Thales, Manchester City Council and the operator, KeolisAmey Metrolink, to minimise disruption.

There will be occasional service changes on the Bury line to accommodate work and customers will be notified in advance.

During these works there will be some temporary fencing on the Manchester bound platform.

Please check back for updates.

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