Trams suspended between Oldham and Rochdale following fatal collision

Date published: 17 January 2020

A man has died after being hit by a tram in Oldham.

The incident happened between the Shaw and Crompton and Derker Metrolink stops just before 6am this morning (Friday 17 January).

Trams have been suspended in both directions between Oldham and Rochdale following the incident.

There are no services operating between Oldham Mumps and Rochdale Town Centre at this time (9.15am). Metrolink tickets and passes are being accepted on Northern Rail services and the following bus services; 58, 59, 81, 83, 181, 182, 184, 471.

TfGM’s Head of Metrolink, Danny Vaughan, said: “Earlier this morning a man was involved in a collision with a tram between Derker and Shaw and Crompton tram stops.

“Emergency services were quickly in attendance but sadly could not save him.

“This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this deeply upsetting time.

“Police are currently dealing with this incident, which has also been referred to the Rail Accident Investigation Branch, and we will do whatever we can to support either agency in any subsequent investigation.

“We will also be working with the operator to ensure the necessary support is put in place for the driver and any other staff affected by what has happened.

“Services are currently suspended between Oldham Mumps and Rochdale Town Centre while police remain at the scene.

“Customers are able to use their tickets and passes on local bus and train services and I’d like to thank them for their patience and understanding this morning.”

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