Rochdale and Oldham trams suspended due to ‘land movement’ along track

Engineers are investigating.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 9th July 2024

A busy section of Manchester’s tram network will be suspended on Wednesday due to ‘land movement’.

Metrolink services will be unable to run any further than Oldham Mumps while engineers investigate.

The Bee Network announced on Tuesday evening that trams along the Rochdale and Oldham line had been operating with speed restrictions.

But due to ‘some land movement affecting the track’ between Derker and Shaw and Crompton, the line will be partially suspended on Wednesday 10 July.

The severity and nature of the land movement has not yet been announced.


Customers in Rochdale and Oldham will be able to use their tickets on local bus services instead while trams are suspended.

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.”

Ticket acceptance will be in place on the 17, 57, 59, 81, 83, 84, 114, 149, 181, 182, 402, 403, 409, 411, 434, 435, 436, 450, 451, 455 and 471 bus services and rail services between Rochdale and Manchester City Centre.


Simply show the driver/inspector your Metrolink ticket or pass when boarding.

The 434, 435, 436, 450, 451 and 455 services operate every hour.

If you require journey assistance, you can call Metrolink on 0161 205 2000 or use the customer call points at the stop.

You can also use the journey planner to help.

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