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Salford

Updated: 9am Friday 9 April

People making journeys in Salford should take note of the information below to assist them on all journey's.

Quietest time to travel

If you can travel before 7am, between 10am-3pm and after 6pm.

Public Transport

Most of the trams operating will be double units - Providing more capacity and space for customers. However, there will be times of the day when there is less space available. Click here to find out when your tram is quieter.

Roadworks

There is a dedicated webpage with more information on how to avoid the ongoing works on Trafford Road and the upcoming works on A6 Chapel Street. Click here for all major disruptions and hot spot locations.

⬇️ Use the information and advice below to help you avoid the busiest times in Salford. Travelling at a different time may help you and others.


🟠 Between 8am and 10am – Busy

⚠️ There may not be space available on some buses, trams and trains with social distancing in place, so you may have to wait longer for a service. Re-time your journey to avoid this busy period if possible.

✔️ To avoid being caught in traffic, re-time or re-route your journey to save yourself being stuck behind the wheel. Always plan your route before your journey. More information on major roadworks can be found here.

🚶 Walking for shorter trips or part of your journey is encouraged during this time period.

There is a fantastic new website where you can easily navigate the walking and cycling options from your own home and postcode. Click here for further information


🔴 Between 3pm and 6pm - Very Busy

⚠️ If you can travel flexibly, avoid this period on Public transport or on the roads

The afternoon and early evening period, between 3pm and 6pm, is the busiest part of the day on Salford's roads and public transport.

🔴 There may not be space available on some buses, trams and trains with social distancing in place, so you may have to wait longer for a service. Re-time your journey to avoid this busy period if possible.


🟢 Cycling 🚴 - Quiet all day!

Moving on up!

✔️ Walking and cycling trips in Salford are on the up. More and more people are walking and riding for exercise and for leisure trips.

✔️ During busy periods on the public transport network and on the roads, walking and cycling may be a quicker option.

Explore your neighbourhood 🚶 🚴

There is a fantastic new website where you can easily navigate the walking and cycling options from your own home and postcode. Click here for further information