Major events and highway improvements

Keeping Greater Manchester moving

Improve your journey in 2021!

Welcome to TfGM’s travel advice pages.

Here you’ll find all the info to stay up to date with what’s happening and to help plan your journey.

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Headlines

The Ralf Rangnick era begins at Old Trafford on Thursday as Manchester United take on Arsenal (kick-off 8.15pm)

Expect the roads in the city centre to be busy from late afternoon.

Impact map

This map will show both highway improvements and events taking place in central Manchester based on a time window. You can also filter down to see activities for the weeks ahead.

Highway improvements

A number of highway improvements are taking place in Greater Manchester at the moment and will continue throughout 2021.

Read our information on how you can limit the impact these have on your journey and the options which can save you time and money.

Transport for Greater Manchester

Major events this week

Manchester Christmas Markets

Christmas
Location
Manchester city centre
Date
Friday 12 November 2021 to Wednesday 22 December 2021
Impacted area(s)

Manchester city centre

Lightopia Festival

Special event
Location
Heaton Park
Date
Thursday 25 November 2021 to Monday 3 January 2022
Impacted area(s)

Heaton Park, Bury Old Road, Sheepfoot Lane and Middleton Road

Manchester United v Arsenal

Football
Location
Old Trafford
Date
Thursday 2 December 2021 from 8:15pm to 10:15pm
Impacted area(s)

Manchester city centre, Trafford, Stretford, Salford

Manchester United v Crystal Palace

Football
Location
Old Trafford
Date
Sunday 5 December 2021 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Impacted area(s)

Manchester city centre, Trafford, Stretford, Salford