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First Passenger Tram Arrives At Shaw and Crompton

The first passenger Metrolink service came into Shaw around 7.00 on Sunday morning the 16th of December 2012, As passengers got off, they were welcomed to Shaw and Crompton by the town crier, Andrew Powell. Shaw and Crompton had a railway station until October 2009, and in the meantime it has been preparing for the arrival of the Metrolink system. Passengers can now travel direct by tram from Shaw and Crompton, via Oldham and Manchester Victoria, for main line train services, the City centre and The Bridgewater Hall and on to Chorlton and in the future to East Didsbury and Manchester Airport.

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