Remembrance Sunday

Special event

Location
St Peter's Square
Date
Sunday 14 November 2021 from 7:00am to 1:00pm
Impacted area(s)

Manchester city centre, St Peter's Square

The annual service of remembrance will take place at the Cenotaph on St Peter's Square on Sunday 14 November.

Prior to this, Manchester’s Remembrance Day procession will begin in John Dalton Street. Civic dignitaries and faith leaders will then lead a procession from Peter Street.

If you're heading to the service, or into the city centre, our key advice is:

  • There will be some changes to Metorlink services on the day. These are outlined below.
  • Road closures will be in place in the city centre between 7am and 1pm. If you're planning on driving, please familiarise yourself with these before setting off.
  • Because of the road closures, bus diversions will be in place from the start of service until after the event has taken place.

You can follow @OfficialTfGM and @MCRMetrolink on the day for live updates.

Metrolink

In order for the St Peter's Square service to take placesafely, there will be a change to Metrolink services from the start of the day until approximately 12.30pm.

From the start of service until 12.30pm no service will run via Exchange Square. Rochdale to East Didsbury services will run via Shudehill and Market Street.

From the start of service until 10.15am services will operate:

  • Bury to Ashton-under-Lyne
  • Altrincham to Piccadilly
  • Eccles via MediaCityUK to Velopark
  • Rochdale to East Didsbury
  • Manchester Airport to Victoria
  • The Trafford Centre to Cornbrook

From 10.15am to 12.30pm services will operate:

  • Bury to Ashton-under-Lyne
  • Altrincham to Deansgate Castlefield
  • Eccles via MediaCityUK to Deansgate Castlefield
  • Rochdale to Exchange Square
  • East Didsbury to Deansgate Castlefield
  • Manchester Airport to Cornbrook
  • Trafford Centre to Wharfside

From 12.30pm service services will operate:

  • Bury to Ashton-under-Lyne
  • Altrincham to Piccadilly
  • Eccles via MediaCityUK to Velopark
  • Rochdale to East Didsbury
  • Manchester Airport to Victoria
  • The Trafford Centre to Cornbrook

If you are planning on catching a tram either to the event or just travelling around the local area please allow extra time for your journey.

Tickets

You should use contactless for payments, it's a quick and easy way to pay. Just remember to touch in and out!

Park and Ride

If you do need to drive at any point of your journey, we recommend using one of our Park and Ride sites where you can park for free and then complete your journey on the tram.

Driving

The following road closures will be in place between 7am and 1pm:

  • John Dalton Street (Deansgate to Cross Street)
  • Princess Street (Cross Street to Portland Street)
  • Cross Street (Princess Street to King Street)
  • Peter Street (Deansgate to Oxford Street)
  • Mount Street (Windmill Street to Peter Street)
  • Museum Street (Windmill Street to Peter Street)
  • Bootle Street (Southmill Street to Mount Street)
  • Lloyd Street (Deansgate to Southmill)
  • Cooper Street (Kennedy to Princess Street)
  • Watson Street one-way reversed

Avoid delays to your journey by diverting away from the affected area during the times of the event.

If you are unable to leave the car at home, please consider using one of the many Park and Ride sites located across the Metrolink and Rail network.

Bus

Due to the time and location of the road closures, a number of bus services will be diverted during the event.

The following bus services will be affected by city centre closures: 8, 34, 34A, 36, 37, 38, 50, 197, X41, X43, V1 and V2.

In addition to city centre diversions, the Eccles, Swinton and Crescent processions will also impact some bus services:

Journey times could be impacted due to the increased levels of congestion, so be sure to plan ahead and allow extra time for your travel.

Rail

If you are catching the train into Manchester, all stops are within a short walking distance of St Peter's Square.

Please remember to plan your journey in advance of any date you intend to travel by checking on the National Rail Website.

You can keep up to date on the latest Rail updates by following @nationalrailenq on Twitter.

Useful Links

For more information on the service, visit the Manchester City Councils website.