In With The New?
It is expected that street running testing of the new trams will begin when the city centre refurbishment is completed in November. They will provide 5 services an hour from Rochdale Town Centre and 10 services an hour from the new tram stop at Shaw and Crompton, situated over the level crossing from existing heavy rail station, to Manchester Victoria and onward to East Didsbury.
The services will give direct access to Manchester City Centre and allow interchange stops to access Salford Quays and Eccles, Sports City and Droylsden and the Altrincham and Bury lines.
STORM is lobbying to alternate the destinations of the Rochdale and Oldham services to make Piccadilly Station and Sports City a direct link.