Support The Rochdale Oldham Manchester rail lines group

In With The New?

The new trams, made in Austria, are the latest word in tram technology, quiet running, bright and airy and accessible to all.

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.

Contact Information


Meeting Place: Woolworths Social Club
Gipsy Lane
OL11 3HA

Meeting times


2nd Tuesday in Feb, April, June, August, Oct and December,in The Blue Pits Inn, 842 Manchester Road, Castleton, Rochdale, OL11 2SP