A section of the Oldham Metrolink line has been closed until further notice due to "land movement" between two stops.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has announced that no trams will be running between Rochdale town centre and Oldham Mumps due to the issue.

This comes after the operator identified some land movement affecting the track, with the closure required to allow for engineers to carry out further investigations.

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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.”

For passengers looking to travel between Oldham Mumps and Rochdale, ticket acceptance will be in place on the following buses:

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.

Passengers can show the driver or inspector their Metrolink ticket or pass when boarding.

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

Whoever requires journey assistance can call Metrolink on 0161 205 2000 or use the customer call points at the stop.