Metrolink trams suspended on part of Rochdale via Oldham line due to 'land movement' - full statement

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Metrolink services have been suspended on part of the Rochdale via Oldham line on Wednesday.

The operator has identified some land movement affecting the track between Derker and Shaw and Crompton. 

A speed restriction was initially put in place on Tuesday evening to complete the day’s service but a closure is needed on Wednesday , with a closure needed from tomorrow to allow for engineers to carry out further investigations. That means trams will be unable to run beyond Oldham Mumps, with customers able to use their tickets on local bus services. 

 

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A major Metrolink route is suspended on Wednesday after some ‘land movement’ A major Metrolink route is suspended on Wednesday after some ‘land movement’
A major Metrolink route is suspended on Wednesday after some ‘land movement’ | Transport for Greater Manchester

Pete Sommers, TfGM’s Network Director for Metrolink, said: “The safety of our passengers, staff and the wider public is our absolute priority, which is why we have made these decisions. I understand this will be frustrating for passengers, and am sorry for the impact on people's journeys. 

 We will provide an update as soon as possible and I’d encourage people who usually travel in the area to check our app, website and social media channels for the latest information and advice.”

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