Full Metrolink Christmas and New Year timetable for Greater Manchester including days with no services

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Transport for Greater Manchester has published the timetable - taking into account some United and City games.

Greater Manchester’s Metrolink network will have an altered service over the festive period. Transport for Greater Manchester has published the timetable for the period from Christmas Eve through to the New Year. 

Saturday December 23 will have a regular Saturday service, but as it is the last Saturday before Christmas services will likely be busy. There will likely be plenty of last minute Christmas shopping trips taking place across the network. 

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On Christmas Day there will be no services at all. Boxing Day will run from 7am until midnight, with extra services between Altrincham and Crumpsall for the Manchester United v Aston Villa match at Old Trafford. 

Listed below are the full details of the Metrolink timetable this festive season. To plan your journey and for the latest updates, visit TfGM’s website. 

Full Metrolink timetable alterations for December and January

Saturday December 23 – Normal Saturday service.

Christmas Eve – 15-minute frequency across the network. Services will start at 7am but will finish earlier, with last trams departing Manchester city centre stops between 8pm and 9pm.

Christmas Day – No Service.

Boxing Day – 7am start with a 15-minute frequency across the network. Services will end at midnight. There will be additional trams between Altrincham and Crumpsall for the Manchester United v Aston Villa match. In addition, Manchester Piccadilly rail station will be closed. To access Piccadilly tram stop, you must use the Fairfield Street entrances.

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Wednesday December 27 – Services will start at 6am and end at midnight with a 15-minute frequency across the network.

A Metrolink tram at the Deansgate-Castlefield stop (Photo: ManchesterWorld) A Metrolink tram at the Deansgate-Castlefield stop (Photo: ManchesterWorld)
A Metrolink tram at the Deansgate-Castlefield stop (Photo: ManchesterWorld)

Thursday December 28 – Services will start at 6am and end at midnight with a 15-minute frequency across the network.

Friday December 29 – Services will start at 6am and end at 1am the following day. 15-minute frequency across the network with services after midnight operating every 30 minutes.

Saturday December 30 – Services will start at 6am and end at 1am the following day. 15-minute frequency across the network with services after midnight operating every 30 minutes. There will be additional trams between Etihad Campus and Deansgate-Castlefield for the Manchester City v Sheffield United match.

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New Year's Eve – 15-minute frequency across the network with services starting at 7am and last trams departing Manchester city centre stops around 1am . Services after midnight will operate every 30 minutes. Exchange Square stop will be closed from 7pm until end of service. After 7pm, services will operate via Market Street and Shudehill only.

New Year's Day – 15-minute frequency across the network. Services will start at 7am and finish at midnight.

Tuesday January 2 – Normal service, however Metrolink will introduce a new timetable for 2024. Please check before travelling as there may be changes to your journey.

 

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