All aboard the Metro shuttle bus

Date published: 27 July 2012

A FREE Metroshuttle bus service launches on Monday, to ferry tram passengers from Mumps to Oldham town centre.

Oldham Council and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) have organised the service following criticism that passengers faced a long walk from the isolated tram stop.

The free service will be funded by the council and TfGM and will cover a circular trip every half hour. The bus will run seven days a week between 9.40am and 4pm. The route starts at Victoria Street — better known as the car-park and pick-up area next to the Metrolink stop.

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METROLINK power lines between Oldham and Rochdale went live today.
Work is well under way on the line between Oldham Mumps and Rochdale Train Station, through Derker, Shaw and Crompton, Newhey, Milnrow and Kingsway.

Electrification puts the route’s opening later this year a step closer.

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