Woman hit by tram at Oldham Mumps

Date published: 20 February 2019

A woman has been hit by a tram at Oldham Mumps.

Police were called shortly before 8.15am on Wednesday morning.

The air ambulance attended the scene, while road ambulances and the fire service were also called to the tram stop.

The woman was taken to hospital by air ambulance, but there is no update on her condition.

It is thought her injuries are not life-threatening.

The tram stop remains closed while an investigation takes place.

Metrolink services are affected in both directions between Rochdale Town Centre and Freehold.

Metrolink say that trams are only operating between East Didsbury and Freehold until further notice.

No services are operating, but passengers can use tickets and passes on the following bus services: 58, 59, 81, 83, 181, 182, and 183.

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Northern Rail Services are also accepting tickets and passes on trains between Victoria and Rochdale Railway Station.

Commuters also also roads in the area have been affected - Yorkshire Street and Union Street are closed while officers and paramedics deal with the incident.

Bus services have been diverted away from the incident, onto Oldham Way and King Street.

Greater Manchester Police tweeted: "The police are currently dealing with an incident at Mumps.

"The metrolink services are effected in both directions and there may be some disruption to road traffic and bus services.

"There will still be delays while an investigation takes place.

"There are road closures in place."