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Trafford Park Line

A new Metrolink line is on the way

Trafford's new Metrolink line

Trams on the brand new £350m Trafford Park Line will start operating from April, subject to final testing and driver training.

Once complete it will represent a significant step towards ‘Our Network’ – Greater Manchester’s vision for an integrated public transport system that makes travelling around the city-region easy, accessible and affordable.

Thanks to an established decade-long relationship between Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), contractor MPact Thales (MPT) and delivery partner WSP, passengers will be able to get on board with the new line seven months before the project was originally due to complete.

The project marks the last of Metrolink’s circa £2bn decade-long expansion programme, which has seen new lines to East Didsbury, Ashton-under-Lyne, Rochdale via Oldham and Manchester Airport.

The new line will have six new tram stops, offering sustainable transport links to some of Greater Manchester’s busiest visitor destinations including Old Trafford Football stadium, Imperial War Museum North, EventCity and intu Trafford Centre.

It will also run through Trafford Park, one of Europe’s largest trading estate and home to more than 1,300 businesses employing over 35,000 people.

The Trafford Park Line will add to what is already the biggest light rail network in the UK, bringing the total number of Metrolink stops to 99.

Public support for the Trafford Park line was established at a major public consultation in summer 2014, where 89% of respondents were in favour.


The route

The new line will run from the existing Pomona Metrolink stop, through Trafford Park, terminating at intu Trafford Centre. View the route map. Watch the video

The 5.5 km route will feature six new tram stops:

  • Wharfside: Next to Manchester Ship Canal and close to Manchester United Football Club.
  • Imperial War Museum North: Positioned by the world-renowned museum with access to MediaCityUK via the existing footbridges.
  • Village: On Village Way, near Village Circle and Third Avenue, shops and cafes.
  • Parkway: At the existing Parkway Circle roundabout. The stop will soon include a Park & Ride facility with spaces passengers.
  • EventCity: By Barton Square and EventCity.
  • Trafford Centre: At intu Trafford Centre, Barton Dock Road.
    *All stop names are subject to confirmation.

Zone and ticketing information

View the zonal map

The Trafford Park Line will run through zone 2 and zone 3, with Parkway tram stop located on the zone border.

If you travel from Parkway to a stop in zone 2 or 1, you should treat Parkway as a stop in zone 2. If you travel to a stop in zone 3 or 4, you should treat Parkway as a stop in zone 3.

For further information on the pricing of zonal ticketing please consult our ticket prices.


Highway changes in Trafford Park

Roads throughout Trafford Park have been improved as work has taken place on the project.

Most of the roads have now reopened that have previously been closed. Please note: there may still be temporary closures, with local diversions in place, during tram testing and driver training.

For general traffic and travel information, please our travel advice pages to find out how to make travel easier.


Keep informed

We will update this page as the project progresses. However, if you have any specific questions, please contact the Metrolink team on 0161 244 1555 (office hours) or email metrolinktpl@tfgm.com

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Local businesses

We are in regular and open communication with local business owners in the area.

If you have a query, or you feel you or your business would benefit from a meeting or information event, please contact us at metrolinktpl@tfgm.com


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