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Cornbrook and Shudehill planned improvement works

August to November 2019

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What's happening

Improvement works will be taking place intermittently at Cornbrook and Shudehill Metrolink stops from August until November.

During this period there will be some changes to tram services and access to the stop may be restricted.

The information on this page will help you plan your journey on the affected dates, please check before you travel and allow additional time to complete your journey.

You can stay up to date by following @MCRMetrolink on Twitter.

Please continue to check this page for updates.


Cornbrook

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Lift out of use: Monday 19th August until November

The lift will be out of use from Monday 19 August and will be back in operation by November.

The new lift will provide:

  • Increased capacity
  • Better LED lighting
  • High Definition CCTV

For step-free access, please use either Deansgate-Castlefield or Trafford Bar stops.

If you require further assistance, please contact Customer Services on 0161 205 2000.


Cornbrook stop closure: Monday 2nd September to Friday 13 September

From Monday 2 September, trams will not stop at Cornbrook from 3am to 5am each day until Friday 13 September, this will affect the early Manchester Airport line.
A bus replacement service will run between Deansgate Castlefield to Chorlton (calling at all stops).

The Eccles line will be closed Saturday 7 September and Sunday 8 September:

On Saturday 7 September, the following trams services will be operating:

  • Bury to Ashton all day every 12 minutes
  • Altrincham to Bury (Peak) every 12 minutes
  • Altrincham to Piccadilly every 12 minutes
  • Rochdale to East Didsbury every 12 minutes
  • Shaw and Crompton to East Didsbury (peak) every 12 minutes
  • Ashton to Deansgate Castlefield (peak) every 12 minutes
  • Airport to Firswood every 12 minutes (between 03.00 and 05.00)
  • Airport to Victoria every 12 minutes (from 05.00)

The following bus replacement services will also be operating:
- Eccles to Piccadilly (replacing the Eccles service) every 12 minutes

  • Media City to Piccadilly (replacing the Eccles service) every 12 minutes Peak time only

  • Chorlton to Deansgate Castlefield (replacing the airport service )every 20 minutes between 2am and 5am.

Due to engineering works taking place on Sunday the 8 September the following Bus and Tram services will operate.

The following trams services will be operating:
- Bury to Ashton every 12 minutes
- Rochdale to Exchange Square every 12 minutes
- East Didsbury to Firswood every 2 minutes
- Airport to Firswood every 12 minutes
- Altrincham to Old Trafford every 12 minutes

The following bus replacement services will also be operating:

  • Chorlton to Victoria (replacing the airport service) every 12 minutes
  • Chorlton to Victoria (replacing the East Didsbury service) every 12 minutes
  • Old Trafford to Piccadilly (replacing the Altrincham service) every 12 minutes
  • Eccles to Piccadilly (replacing the Eccles service) every 12 minutes

Cornbrook stop closure: Monday 16 September to Friday 21 September

From Monday 16th September, trams will not stop at Cornbrook from 3am to 5am each day until Friday 21st September, this will affect the early Manchester Airport line.

A bus replacement service will run between Deansgate Castlefield to Chorlton (calling at all stops).

Eccles Line closure: Saturday 21 September and on Sunday 22nd September

The Eccles line will be closed Saturday 21 September and on Sunday 22nd September.
Metrolink services will run:

  • Altrincham to Old Trafford
  • Airport/East Didsbury to Firswood

The following bus replacements will run:

  • Eccles to Piccadilly via MediaCity
  • Old Trafford to Piccadilly
  • Chorlton to Deansgate
  • Chorlton to Victoria

Early Airport line closure: Monday 23 September until 5am on Friday 27 September

Each day, starting from Monday 23 September, the tram stop will be closed from 3am to 5am until Friday 27 September, Metrolink are undertaking essential engineering works on the Airport line between Deansgate-Castlefield and Firswood.

No early morning services between Deansgate-Castlefield and Firswood

Bus replacement services will operate in both directions calling at all stops:

  • Deansgate-Castlefield
  • Cornbrook
  • Trafford Bar
  • Firswood
  • Chorlton

Cornbrook stop closure: Saturday 28 September to Sunday 29 September

From the start until the end of service of service on Saturday 28 September (until 1.45am on Sunday 29 September), trams will run through Cornbrook but will not stop.

In addition, there will be an early Airport line closure on Sunday 29th September from 3am to 5am.

This will mean no early morning services between Deansgate-Castlefield and Firswood.

Bus replacement services will operate in both directions calling at all stops:
- Deansgate-Castlefield
- Cornbrook
- Trafford Bar

A bus service will assist passengers wanting to travel to Cornbrook. This bus service will run:

  • Trafford Bar to Cornbrook
  • Deansgate to Cornbrook

You will be able to travel on this service with a valid Metrolink ticket.

Cornbrook stop closure: Sunday 29 September 5am to Monday 30th September 1:45am

From the start of service on Sunday 29th September to Monday 30th September, trams will run through Cornbrook but will not stop.

Additionally, over the weekend, the Conservative Party Conference is taking place at Manchester Central.

As a result, there will be limited access to Deansgate tram stop for the duration of the event and Metrolink services are expected to be busier than normal throughout the weekend. Please check before you travel and allow additional time to complete your journey.

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Early Airport line closure: Monday 30 September until 5am on Friday 4 October

Each day from Monday 30th September from 3am to 5am until Friday 4 October, Metrolink are undertaking essential engineering works on the Airport line between Deansgate-Castlefield and Firswood.

No early morning services between Deansgate-Castlefield and Firswood
Bus replacement services will operate in both directions calling at all stops:

  • Deansgate-Castlefield
  • Cornbrook
  • Trafford Bar

Shudehill

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Shudehill stop closure: Thursday 29 August to mid-September

From the start of service on Thursday 29 August until mid-September, trams will not stop at Shudehill Interchange. Tram services will run through.

Additionally, from Monday 2 September until Friday 13 September, trams travelling towards Bury and Rochdale will be diverted via Exchange Square until approximately 5.55am. Passengers travelling towards Ashton on the Bury and Rochdale lines should look to change at St Peters Square.

Please check before you travel and allow additional time to complete your journey.

The nearest tram stops are Victoria, Exchange Square and Market Street – which are approximately a 5-minute walk from Shudehill.

Additionally, customers can look to catch the free bus which runs every 10 minutes from Monday to Saturday.

You can see the suggested walking routes, and the approximate walking times, between each city centre stop below:

The improvement works at Cornbrook and Shudehill are Growth Deal funded projects.

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Accessibility

For more information on accessibility across please visit our accessible travel section on our website, which includes information on public transport accessibility for bus, tram and train.