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The hugely anticipated tram stop at Exchange Square opened on 6 December. 

After a year of construction it is now open and passangers are making full use of this new tram stop!.

Passengers can now benefit from a six-minute daytime service between Shaw and Crompton, Oldham and Exchange Square from Monday to Saturday, with a less frequent service on Sundays. As well as running through Manchester Victoria so helping feed the pedestrian traffic flow through onto more trams. 

Councillor Andrew Fender, Chair of the Transport for Greater Manchester Committee, said:

“This is great news for the city and Metrolink passengers and is yet another major Metrolink project delivered on time and on budget.

“Ultimately, the Second City Crossing will allow Metrolink to run more frequent and reliable tram services through our expanding city and across Greater Manchester.

“More people right across the region can look forward to the Second City Crossing bringing better access to jobs, shops, culture and leisure.

“Getting the Exchange Square stop up and running weeks before Christmas is a significant achievement – and one that would not have happened without European funding to fast-track the work.”

 Councillor Jim McMahon, GM Transport Lead and Oldham Council Leader said:
“The start of a six minute service is fantastic news for Oldham residents and will provide them with even better access to work and leisure opportunities across Greater Manchester.

“The more frequent service also provides residents from elsewhere in the region even more opportunity to visit Oldham either for shopping in our town centre, full of a mix of high street and unique independent retailers, or for leisure in our brand new leisure centres or one of our fantastic parks.”

 

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About Jenna Saville

I am a 21 year old Multimedia Journalism student at Manchester Metropolitan University. I enjoy drinking tea and watching Grey's Anatomy.
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