Trafford Road

Latest updates

Updated: Monday 13 July

🚧 24-hour lane closures are now in place. See below for further information.

  • Full-time works are now underway.
  • Between Regent Road roundabout and Ordsall Lane

Advice for drivers

Although the main improvement works aren't due to start until later in the year, some pre-works have now begun. This will involve 24-hour lane closures that could impact on your journey.

Update: There is currently a lane closure between Ordsall lane and Clippers Quay in both directions. There are no delays at present.

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.

There are cycle hubs located across the region, including a 300-space one at MediaCityUK

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

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.

Alternative travel

For the time being, public transport should only be used for essential journeys.

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.

When using public transport, keep your distance from other passengers, clean your hands frequently and use contactless payment. If possible, carry a hand sanitiser with you.


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

  • 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.

If you’re travelling from west Manchester, considering us a free Metrolink Park and Ride.

  • Ladywell, 250 spaces (Pilgrims Way, Salford, M50 1AW) – 25-minute journey to the City Centre

Click here for a graph showing the best times to travel on the tram

Useful Links

We have brought together some links that can help plan your journey