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Trafford

Updated: 6pm Tuesday 17 November

Whilst in national lockdown the demand on Greater Manchester roads and public transport services has reduced. There are, however, a couple of periods of the day when demand is high - Key workers and students are travelling and its important to leave space on buses, tram, trains and on the roads to help them get to where they need to be.

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

❗ There could be additional demand on the network after December 2nd - Keep checking back on this page for hot spot area's, the quietest and quickest times to travel and how to make your journey better.


🟠 Between 7am and 9am - Busy

If you can, avoid travelling during this period.

There will be less space on all public transport services and the roads, so if you can be flexible then avoid travelling during these times.

Tips:

The map below shows the areas of expected higher public transport use and congestion on the roads between 7am and 9am. Avoid travelling during this time and in these areas if possible to help students and key workers get to school & work safely and keep everyone moving.

Click on the highlighted areas to see which services are expected to be very busy ⬇️


🟠 Between 3pm and 6pm - Busy

If you can travel flexibly, avoid this period on Public transport or on the road - Walking to the shops after work or to pick the children up from school and after school clubs is encouraged during this period.

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.

The map below shows the areas of expected higher public transport use and congestion on the roads between 3pm and 6pm. Avoid travelling during this time and in these areas if you can to help students leave school and college safely and easily.

Click on the highlighted areas to see which services are expected to be very busy ⬇️


🟢 Cycling 🚴 - All-day capacity

Walking and cycling trips in Trafford are on the up from the green of Dunham Massey to the blue of the Bridgewater Canal!

The Bridgewater Canal connects Stretford, Sale and Timperley to Altrincham town centre, and you can cycle from all areas in only 15 – 20 minutes.

From Hale and Bowdon it’s even quicker – 10 minutes!

There is a safe and secure cycling hub in the heart of Altrincham at the interchange and at Sale Metrolink stop. See the map below for further information.

There is also a more detailed map available showing cycle routes and more on-street cycle parking. [Find out more(https://tfgm.pindarcreative.co.uk/).

Further cycling tips can be found here