Great Ancoats Street

Latest updates

Updated: Monday 23 November

⛔ Daytime full closures have started - More information in the driving section below

⏰ Use Mancunian Way and Trinity Way for a quicker journey to avoid the delays.

  • Work is underway and will continue until late 2020.
  • Great Ancoats Street
  • Oldham Road
  • Old Mill Street

Advice for drivers 🚗

🚧 Update - Great Ancoats will be closed westbound (towards Manchester Arena) from Monday 23 November between 7.30am and 5.30pm until Friday 27 November. The closure will be in place between Redhill Street and Blossom Street. Although traffic numbers have dropped slightly since lockdown there are still around 2,000 vehicles an hour travelling along this route. Local diversions will be congested. Avoid the area if possible and use these tips:

🟢 Re-route via Alan Turing Way

🟢 For cross city trips use Trinity Way and Mancunian Way. This route is twice as fast as Great Ancoats.

🟢 Travel before 7am or after 6pm

Cycling 🚲 and Walking 🚶

During the works, local and shorter trips may be quicker by walking/cycling.

Great Ancoats Street is surrounded by fantastic canal paths which are well-lit and connect to areas to the north of the city centre. Walking and cycling are a great way to improve physical and mental health.

In order to protect people, ease pressure on our public transport system and keep traffic moving, we’re encouraging everyone to walk and cycle where possible - especially for shorter trips.

We’ve got loads of handy tips and advice available to help you give it a go

Not sure where to store your bike? There is currently safe bike storage space at the City Tower Cycle Hub. Find out more and sign up.

Alternative travel

Public transport is safe to use, however it should be used for essential journeys only. Consider active travel options such as cycling and walking especially for shorter journeys.

Metrolink 🚈

On weekdays, all Metrolink lines will run at a 10-minute frequency until 7pm when they will then operate every 20 minutes.

Click here for the quietest times to travel on the tram.

Can't travel the whole way by Metrolink? Many stops have free Park and Ride sites and cycling storage facilities.

If travelling from east Manchester, there are two Park and Ride sites available:

  • Ashton Moss with 200 spaces – 30-minute journey time to the city centre.
  • Ashton West with 194 spaces - 30-minute journey time to the city centre.

If travelling from the north, there are also three Park and Ride sites available:

  • Hollinwood with 202 spaces – 20-minute journey time to the city centre.
  • Mumps with 286 spaces – 27-minute journey time to the city centre.
  • Derker with 267 spaces - 30 minute journey time to the city centre. Cycle Hub available. Cycle lockers available.

For those making essential journeys, follow our guidance. You must now wear a face covering, unless you are exempt. Exemptions include children under the age of 11 and anyone with a disability or condition which means they are unable to wear one.

Bus 🚌

Several bus services to the north of the works have the advantage of a dedicated bus lane on Oldham Road which will take you to the heart of the city centre! Hop on the 76, 83, 84 and 180 services to bypass the traffic.

To the east of the works the 216, 217, 230 and 231 bus services offer a fast, cheap and frequent alternative to the car.

Train 🚂

Fast and frequent services operate seven days a week. There is capacity off-peak Monday – Friday 9.30am to 4pm and after 6.30pm and it’s cheaper during these hours too.

If you’re travelling from the north of the city there are stations at Moston, Mills Hill, Castleton plus several more.

If travelling from the east of the city, frequent services arrive and depart from Ashton-under-Lyne, Stalybridge and several more.

Nearby Events

Hyde Road

In Progress
From Monday 27 January for up to 12 months
Impacted area(s)

Gorton, Longsight, Reddish, Denton, Hyde