Etihad Stadium Metrolink open
- Mon 11 Feb 2013, 9:52AM
- Posted by @markbooth_mcfc
Getting to the match just got easier with the opening of the new Etihad Campus tram stop.
The club and Metrolink are delighted to announce that from today the general public will be able to make use of this new 3.9-mile route from Manchester city centre to Droylsden.
Supporters can benefit from this new service on a match day for the first time when Leeds United visit in the FA Cup on Sunday afternoon.
The new line serves eight new stops – New Islington, Holt Town, Etihad Campus, Velopark, Clayton Hall, Edge Lane, Cemetery Road and Droylsden – and journeys from Manchester Piccadilly to Droylsden will run every 12 minutes, taking around 20 minutes to complete.
The line will run under Great Ancoats Street, through Holt Town towards Etihad Campus (Etihad Stadium) and Velopark (National Cycling Centre).
From here, between Clayton and Droylsden the line will run on-street along Ashton New Road and Manchester Road.
A ticket from Manchester Piccadilly to the Etihad Campus stop will start at £2.90 for an adult, off peak return.
Other available options include:
- Family weekend saver - £7.50 (2 adults up to 3 kids) all zones
- Group Ticket - £10.50 (4 adults)
- Family return off peak - £4.00
For a full list of routes and prices, please visit: www.metrolink.co.uk/Pages/default.aspx
Services starting at Droylsden, taking in the Etihad Campus on route will run on through Manchester city centre – calling at the Manchester Piccadilly, Piccadilly Gardens, Market Street, Shudehill and Manchester Victoria stops – before serving all stops on the Bury line.
Passengers will be able to connect with services to Altrincham and Eccles at Manchester Piccadilly or Piccadilly Gardens, and services to Chorlton and Shaw via Oldham at Market Street.
The line to Droylsden is already being extended by a further 2.3 miles (3.8km) to Ashton-under-Lyne town centre, providing additional stops at Audenshaw, Ashton Moss, Ashton West and Ashton-Under-Lyne.
This section is due to open in winter 2013/14.