Rochdale's town centre Metrolink line will open to passengers on Monday 31 March, subject to final testing.
The final stage will start on Thursday 27 March and will see out-of-service trams running along the route every 12 minutes, to complete the commissioning of the new infrastructure.
The first in-service tram to leave the new Smith Street stop will depart on Monday 31 March at 5.53am.
The opening of the new line is part of a multi-million pound regeneration of the town centre that will completely re-shape the Rochdale skyline.
Cllr Andrew Fender, chairman of the TfGM committee, said: "Rochdale town centre is a fantastic new destination for Metrolink passengers and the latest piece in the expansion of the network.
"This new line takes people right into the heart of the town centre at a time when really exciting changes are being made. Metrolink is going hand in hand with the transformation of the area and it's a great thing to be part of."
The town centre line will bring the size of the current Metrolink network to 48.5 miles, serving 77 stops.