Update: Tuesday 11 May
🚧 24-hour lane closures are in place until late 2021.
🟠 Delays of up to 5 minutes during the 4pm-7pm period - Re-time your journey now.
🚧 From Tuesday 4th May there will be no right turn from Orsdall Lane onto Trafford Road. This will be in place for approximately 6 weeks.
- November 2020 onwards
- Between Regent Road roundabout and Ordsall Lane
Advice for drivers
24-hour lane closures that could impact on your journey have commenced
🚧 - There will be a reduction to one lane of traffic in both directions on Trafford Road from the junction of Trafford Road Bridge to Ordsall Lane.
⛔ There are also some banned turns in place:
- No right turn into Ordsall Lane
- No right turn from Ordsall Lane into Trafford Road (From 4 May)
- No right turn into Merchants Quay
- No right turn into Clipper Quay.
🟠 The works are causing delays. Allow an extra 5 minutes for your journey in the afternoon/evening between 4pm and 7pm.
🟢 This page will continue to be updated throughout the works, giving you alternative travel options and the best times to travel - To improve your journey.
Cycling 🚴 & Walking 🚶
During the works, local and shorter trips may be quicker by walking/cycling.
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.
If travelling from or towards the Trafford area remember there is a segregated cycle lane on the A56 Chester Road that links Sale to Old Trafford.
Explore your neighbourhood 🚶 🚴
The roads surrounding the works may be congested, slow moving and shorter trips in local area's may be quicker by walking and cycling. There is a fantastic new website where you can easily navigate the walking and cycling options from your own home and postcode. Click here for further information
On weekdays, all Metrolink lines will run at a 10-minute frequency until 7pm when they will then operate every 20 minutes.
🚈🚈 __Most of the trams operating will be double units - Providing more capacity and space for customers. __
✅ If you travel before 7am there is an Early Bird ticketing offer. Click here for more information.
✅ There is also a new ticketing offer which offers more flexible travel on Metrolink. Click here for more information.
🔴 Capacity warning - All Metrolink services heading into the city centre between 5-6pm are very busy and it may not be possible to socially distance. Travel before 5pm or after 6pm or walk to wharfside to catch a tram which will have more space available.
If you’re travelling from west Manchester, considering using a free Metrolink Park and Ride including Parkway on the newly opened Trafford Park Line.
- Ladywell 250 spaces – 25-minute journey to the City Centre
- Parkway 50 spaces - 15 minute journey to the City Centre (via Cornbrook)
Bus services will still operate during these works but there might be minor delays at times.
The 53 bus serves Cheetham Hill - Higher Crumpsall - Old Trafford - Pendleton. Please note: At present the 53 service is unable to serve stops on The Quays in both directions. It will divert via Broadway and still serve the Lowry and MediaCityUK.
Customers in the area can also take the 50 service which serves East Didsbury - Burnage - Birchfields - Salford - The Lowry. Board and alight the service on Broadway.