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Stockport

Updated: 10am Sunday 5 July

Many cinemas 📽️, bars 🍺, restaurants 🍔 and leisure facilities have reopened in Stockport and local areas. There is still reduced capacity on public transport due to social distancing measures.

It's really important for people who are going to work, or those who are going out for a social occasion, to think about how they are going to travel and especially how they are going to get home afterwards.

If you are planning a trip to Stockport, cycle or walk if you can. Consider all other travel options before using public transport.

If you do use public transport, remember you must wear a face covering, unless you are exempt. It is your responsibility to provide this, and it can be a simple scarf or bandana. Exemptions include children under the age of 11 and anyone with a disability or condition which means they are unable to wear one.

Below is a breakdown of the transport information and advice for Stockport to help you make smart and safe travel choices 👇.


Cycling 🚴 - All-day capacity

Cycling and walking around and into Stockport is easy - from the banks of the River Mersey to the hills of Reddish Vale.

Whether heading to work or out with friends for lunch, we want your bike to be secure so you don't have to worry about it.

See our cycle hub map below which shows the safe and secure cycle parking facilities in Stockport and a route linking local areas. Click on the icons for further information.

There is also a more detailed map available showing cycle routes and more on-street cycle parking. Click here for more information.

Further cycling tips can be found here


Travelling before 11am – Available capacity

There are still buses and trains running from Manchester, Hazel Grove, Cheadle, Marple and other areas but capacity on services is reduced across the whole day for social distancing.

Travel advice

  • Consider all other travel options before using public transport.
  • Cycling and walking for shorter journeys may be quicker – capacity on public transport is reduced to protect social distancing. Stockport can be reached by walking or cycling in less than 20 minutes from several nearby areas.
  • There are several cycle routes that can get you safely, quickly and easily into the town centre. Click here for further info.
  • There is a hub in the heart of Stockport just off Great Egerton Street. Click here for easy access.
  • If you have to drive, please be aware that road layouts may have changed to support social distancing and car parking may be limited.

Travelling between 11am and 7pm – Limited capacity and road congestion expected

Bus passenger numbers and road journeys have increased since 15 June and the busiest part of the day on the network is now in the mid-afternoon leading up to the early evening.

Traffic heading to Stockport, local areas/attractions and retail outlets has increased, leading to longer journey times and queues. The traffic hotspots are shown on the map below. To avoid being caught in traffic retiming or rerouting your journey could save time behind the wheel - some of the tips below might help also.

Travel advice

  • There are still buses and trains running from Manchester, Hazel Grove, Cheadle, Marple and other areas but capacity is reduced for social distancing. Save seats on public transport for those that need it most.

  • Cycling and walking for shorter journeys may be quicker during this period – most local shops and bars/restaurants can be reached with a 20-minute walk or a 10-minute cycle. Leave the car at home, save money on parking and time spent in traffic.

  • There are several cycle routes that can get you safely, quickly and easily into the town centre. Click here for further info

  • There is a cycling hub in the heart of Stockport just off Great Egerton Street. Click here for easy access.

  • For occasional journeys consider taxis and private hire services as an alternative to public transport

  • The below map shows the expected congestion areas on the roads from Saturday 4 July.


Travelling after 7pm and late evening travel advice/service updates

Many cinemas 📽️, bars 🍺, restaurants 🍔 and leisure facilities have reopened in Stockport and the nearby areas of Cheadle, Hazel Grove, Marple and Romiley (and a lot of local pubs and restaurants in between).

It's really important for people who are going to work, or those who are going out for a social occasion, to think about how they are going to travel and especially how they are going to get home afterwards. Some buses and trains don't operate as late as they used to and many services don't operate after 10pm 👇.

Travel advice

If you have to travel by public transport bookmark the below links to plan your route home or follow the taxi/private hire advice:

  • Check your bus 🚌 journey home here
  • Check your train 🚄 journey home here
  • 🚕 Pre-book a private hire or take a taxi. Store taxi and private hire phone numbers/download apps before leaving home.

Service times will change depending on the day - for live bus and train times check here.