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Metrolink summer city centre engineering works announced

Date: 22/05/2024
Author: Transport for Greater Manchester
Company: Transport for Greater Manchester

Transport for Greater Manchester鈥檚 (TfGM) programme of engineering works to maintain and improve the Metrolink network will continue this summer across several sites, ensuring tram journeys in GM remain safe, reliable, and accessible. Over the next year maintenance, renewal, and improvement work will triple across the network, with almost 拢150m being invested to maintain and upgrade the network through to 2027.

Many of the works this summer will take place in Manchester city centre. TfGM and partners will be doing everything possible to try and keep disruption to a minimum, with plans for Metrolink replacement bus services for impacted tram stops and signed diversions for vehicles and pedestrians for any planned temporary highways closures. The list of confirmed engineering works so far are:

  • Victoria: 2 June: Engineering work on crossovers is planned to take place with no trams running into or through Victoria impacting the Bury and Oldham - Rochdale lines, with trams terminating at Abraham Moss and Monsall respectively. A Metrolink replacement bus service is planned to be in place.
  • London Road: 22 June听to 9 July: Due to essential track replacement work no trams will run between Piccadilly and Piccadilly Gardens. A Metrolink replacement bus service is planned to be in place. London Road will be closed southbound between Store Street and Fairfield Street with signed diversions in place.
  • Altrincham line: Single day closures on 30 June and 14 July: Due to essential track maintenance work no trams will operate between Altrincham and Piccadilly. A Metrolink replacement bus service is planned to be in place.
  • Shudehill: 24 July听to 7 August: Due to essential track replacement work no trams will run between Market Street and Shudehill. Services in the city centre are planned to operate via Exchange Square and a Metrolink replacement bus service is also planned to be in place between Piccadilly and Victoria. Shudehill will be closed in both directions between Thomas Street and High Street with a signed diversion in place.
  • Piccadilly Gardens听(Phase 1): 4 to 19 August: 听Due to essential track and points replacement work no trams will run between Market Street and Shudehill. Trams will continue to operate between Piccadilly and St Peter's Square. A Metrolink replacement bus service is planned to be in place.
  • Piccadilly Gardens听(Phase 2): 27 August to 17听September: Due to essential track and points replacement workno trams will operate between Piccadilly Gardens and St Peter's Square. Trams will continue to operate between Piccadilly and Victoria. A Metrolink replacement bus service is planned to be in place.

The latest customer information for planned Metrolink engineering works can be found on the TfGM website and customer updates for disruptive works are communicated across customer webpages, social media channels, newsletters, on-stop passenger information displays, on-stop passenger announcements, and on-stop posters. Residents, premises, and businesses in the immediate vicinity of any planned engineering work will receive notification letters advising of any out-of-hours noise or environmental disruption. If you require further information regarding these Metrolink works, please contact TfGM鈥檚 Customer Relations team on 0161 244 1000 or email hello@beenetwork.com