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Manchester City Centre Metrolink changes

Saturday 8 to Sunday 16 August

From Saturday 8 to Sunday 16 August, Shudehill and Market Street Metrolink stops will be closed while essential track repair works take place.

As of a result of these works, the following service changes will be in place:

  • There will be no direct Metrolink service between Victoria and Piccadilly stations.

  • The Airport Line service will begin at Victoria, then travel via Exchange Square before rejoining its usual route at St Peter's Square. It will not stop at Shudehill or Market Street.

  • Bury services will not travel to Piccadilly. Instead, services will only run as far as Victoria.

  • Services between St Peter's Square and Piccadilly Gardens (towards Piccadilly) will be unaffected.

  • All shops and businesses close to the work will remain open as usual.

Information on travelling between stops is available below.

In addition, on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 August work will be taking place between Bury and Radcliffe.


Victoria

To Shudehill - Walk five minutes via Balloon Street.

To Market Street - Walk 10 minutes via Balloon Street and High Street.

To Piccadilly Gardens - Walk 12 minutes via Balloon Street and High Street and Piccadilly Gardens. Alternatively, board a tram service towards East Didsbury, Cornbrook or Manchester Airport and alight at St Peter's Square. Change here for services towards Piccadilly Gardens and Piccadilly.

To Piccadilly - Walk 20 minutes via Balloon Street and High Street and Piccadilly Gardens. Alternatively board the number 2 free bus from Victoria Station approach. You could also board a tram service towards East Didsbury, Cornbrook or Manchester Airport and alight at St Peter's Square. Change here for services towards Piccadilly Gardens and Piccadilly.


Shudehill

To Victoria - Walk five minutes via Balloon Street. Alternatively, board the number 2 free bus from Shudehill bus station. Customers should make their way to Victoria to board Metrolink services towards Bury, Oldham and Rochdale and St Peter's Square (change here for several lines).

To Market Street - Walk five minutes via High Street. Alternatively, board a bus service from Thomas Street bus stop (Stop Nn - Opposite Shudehill Bus station next to the Hare & Hounds Pub). Most services terminate at Piccadilly Gardens close to both Market Street and Piccadilly Gardens stops.

To Piccadilly Gardens - Walk seven minutes via High Street and Piccadilly Gardens. Alternatively, board a tram service towards East Didsbury, Cornbrook or Manchester Airport and alight at St Peter's Square. Change here for services towards Piccadilly Gardens and Piccadilly. You could also board a bus service from Thomas Street bus stop (Stop Nn - Opposite Shudehill Bus station next to the Hare & Hounds Pub). Most services terminate at Piccadilly Gardens close to both Market Street and Piccadilly Gardens stops.

To Piccadilly - Walk 15 minutes via High Street and Piccadilly Gardens. Alternatively board the number 2 free bus from Shudehill bus station. You could also board a tram service towards East Didsbury, Cornbrook or Manchester Airport and alight at St Peter's Square. Change here for services towards Piccadilly Gardens and Piccadilly.


Market Street

To Victoria - Walk 10 minutes via High Street and Balloon Street. Alternatively, board the number 2 free bus from Church Street (Stpp Cb) which will take you to Victoria.

To Shudehill - Walk five minutes via High Street. Alternatively board the number 2 free bus from Church Street (Stop Cb) which will take you to Shudehill.

To Piccadilly Gardens - Walk two minutes via Piccadilly Gardens.

To Piccadilly - Walk 10 minutes via Piccadilly Gardens and London Road.

To St Peter's Square - Walk for seven minutes via Mosley Street. Alternatively walk two minutes to Piccadilly Gardens stop and board a tram towards Altrincham or Eccles/MediaCityUK. These services will take you to St Peter's Square.


St Peter's Square

Customers on the Airport line wishing to go to Shudehill or Market Street should:

  • Stay on the service to Victoria and walk to Shudehill (five minutes' walk via Balloon Street).
  • Alight at St Peter's Square and walk to Market Street in seven minutes via Mosley Street.
  • Alight at St Peter's Square and board a Piccadilly bound service. Alight at Piccadilly Gardens and walk for two minutes.
  • Board the number 2 free bus from Peter Street/Mount Street which will take you to Piccadilly Rail Station approach.

City centre walking route map

All city centre stops are within walking distance of each other. If possible it may be quicker to walk between stops (not to mention good for you!).

All of the walking routes provided below will be signposted between each Metrolink stop.

Metrolink city centre walkng map v2