a new oasis in the city
Deansgate-Castlefield stop is no longer just a tram stop. With trees, a ‘living wall’ and sedum panels teeming with wildflowers between the tram tracks, passengers are now enjoying a calm and peaceful green oasis right in the heart of the city!
The new look stop now boast two new platforms at the stop, finished with green slate paving. Two huge passenger shelters cast shadows of leaves on to the platforms, which are surrounded by shrubbery.
With a brand new line of track and a turn-back, the stop is now playing a crucial role in helping get more trams through the city on the transformational Second City Crossing.
Thanks to funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), a modern glazed bridge now links the stop with Deansgate Rail Station. Two striking sets of steps at either ends of the stop offer access to the street below, while and a new passenger lift next to the Deansgate 'living wall' offer access for all.
The Deansgate-Castlefield, Exchange Square and Manchester Victoria elements of Metrolink’s Second City Crossing programme are part-financed by the North West England European Regional Development Fund Programme 2007 to 2013.