Metrolink from Manchester to Droylsden opens following delays

Metrolink tram on the Droylsden line The Droylsden line will add eight new stops to the Metrolink network

Related Stories

A new Metrolink line between Manchester and Droylsden has opened to passengers, seven weeks behind schedule.

The route, which will serve the city's Velodrome and Manchester City's Etihad Stadium, was delayed due to problems with a tram management system.

Councillor Andrew Fender, chair of the Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) committee, said the delay had been "disappointing".

The Droylsden line adds eight new stops to the Metrolink network.

The new stops are New Islington, Holt Town, Etihad Campus, Velopark, Clayton Hall, Edge Lane, Cemetery Road and Droylsden.

A TfGM spokesman said an extension to the line which would take it through to Ashton-under-Lyne was due to be opened by the end of 2013.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Manchester

Weather

Manchester

27 °C 16 °C

Features & Analysis

  • Stained glass of man with swordFrance 1 England 0

    The most important battle you have probably never heard of


  • Golden retriever10 things

    Dogs get jealous, and nine more nuggets from the week's news


  • Pro-Israel demonstrators shout slogans while protesting in Berlin - 25 July 2014Holocaust guilt

    Gaza conflict leaves Germans confused over who to support


  • The emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-SabahFreedoms fear

    Growing concern for rights as Kuwait revokes citizenships


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • CastleRoyal real estate

    No longer reserved for kings and queens, some find living in a castle simply divine

Programmes

  • Leader of Hamas Khaled MeshaalHARDtalk Watch

    BBC exclusive: Hamas leader on the eagerness to end bloodshed in Gaza

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.