Changes to weekend tram services for Metrolink 2017 improvement works ….

Posted on January 16th, 2017, by The Chairman

Our Secretary, Paul Wilkinson writes ….

On Sunday 15 January ‘early bird’ services between Manchester Airport and Firswood will be replaced by buses. Normal services are expected to resume from 6am on the same day. This is to allow for improvements to the tram management system.

On Sunday 22 January, rail replacement work in the city centre means the Altrincham service is terminated at Deansgate-Castlefield with replacement bus services from Cornbrook to Piccadilly (calling at all stops).

On Sunday 19 February, rail replacement work in the city centre means the Altrincham service will run direct to Bury and not to Piccadilly Station. Replacement bus services will run from Cornbrook to Piccadilly (calling at all stops).

Tickets should be bought from machines at stops before boarding replacement buses and are also available from the get me there app (available from Google Play and Apple App stores).

Full details of other changes to Sunday services on the above dates are here and for Sunday 22 January here.

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Building of the new Trafford Park line has started.

The 5.5km line will run from near the existing Pomona Metrolink stop through the Trafford Park business district to Event City near the intu Trafford Centre. Six new tram stops along the way will offer links to some great visitor destinations, including the Wharfside area, Imperial War Museum North, Old Trafford football ground and EventCity.

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  1. Andrew Macfarlane Says:

    The Altrincham-Bury service on Sunday 19th February may well be operating via the new 2CC line (I understand the re-railing work is at Market Street). Will the Metrolink communication machine be up to the task of communicating this?

  2. Simon Barber Says:

    Interesting to see that Metrolink plans to serve Old Trafford football ground. I wonder how the trams will cope with loadings before and after a match! Perhaps they will close the station then owing to over-crowding…

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