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Metrolink Trafford Park Line route map

Trafford Park route map 2017

  1. The Trafford Park line branches off from the existing Pomona stop. A new structure will take the line down to run alongside the canal and underneath Trafford Bridge towards Wharfside stop.

  2. Wharfside stop is at the edge of Trafford Park, alongside Manchester Ship Canal, in a newly pedestrianised area. It’s just a short walk from MUFC’s Old Trafford stadium for match days and major events. It will also connect to popular walking routes to Salford Quays and the Irwell River Park.

  3. The line continues from Wharfside along the canal. During construction, there may be some temporary closures of the canalside and footway.

  4. Next stop is the world-renowned, award winning Imperial War Museum North, a striking iconic building designed by Daniel Libeskind. The stop is also near to existing footbridges across the Manchester Ship Canal to Salford Quays, The Lowry theatre, gallery and shopping complex, and creative, digital and media haven, MediaCityUK.

  5. From the Imperial War Museum stop trams will run by The Rank Hovis Mill – the only flour mill still operating in Trafford Park, along Trafford Wharf Road up to ITV Studios, before turning on to Warren Bruce Road. Services run along the west of the highway up to Village Circle.

  6. Trams run through signal controlled junctions through Village Circle and on to Village Way.

  7. Village stop, near Village Circle and Third Avenue, will offer access to businesses in the Village area and beyond.

  8. Trams run along a segregated route next to the highway along Village Way, crossing Mosley Road junction before heading towards Parkway Circle.

  9. Trams will call at Parkway Circle stop for businesses in this area of Trafford Park. A Park & Ride will allow Metrolink customers to leave their vehicle behind for free.

  10. From Parkway Circle stop, trams run alongside Parkway, with a new structure taking the tram over the Bridgewater Canal. A combined footway/cycleway will be available on the opposite side on the existing highway bridge. After crossing the canal, trams will bear to the right to run on a segregated route next to the highway along Barton Dock Road towards EventCity.

  11. EventCity stop will serve shopping and leisure attractions at Barton Square and the wide range of local, regional and national events, conferences and exhibitions at EventCity.

  12. The terminal stop will drop passengers on the doorstep of the major Trafford Centre shopping and leisure complex – providing highly anticipated tram links to this hugely popular visitor destination both on the new line, and across the wider 93-stop Greater Manchester Metrolink network.

To watch a video of the new line, click here.