Commemorations take place every year on the nearest Sunday to 11 November, or Armistice Day, the day World War 1 ended. Representatives of all branches of the armed forces and veterans will be in attendance, alongside local dignitaries and members of the public, to remember all the service men and women who have died in the line of duty.
The events will start at John Dalton Street and move towards the war memorial at St. Peter’s Square, therefore there will be some disruption to public transport and road closures around the city centre on Sunday 13 November.
Here are the road closures in full with timings.
The following roads will be closed between 7am and 7pm:
John Dalton Street (Deansgate to Cross Street)
Princess Street (Cross Street to Portland Street) - hard closure at Back George Street
Cross Street (Princess Street to King Street)
Peter Street (Deansgate to Oxford Street) - hard closure at Watson street and Hale Street
Mount Street (Windmill Street to Albert Square)
Museum Street (Windmill Street to Peter Street)
Southmill Street (Windmill Street to Albert Square)
Bootle Street (Deansgate to Mount Street)
Lloyd Street (Deansgate to Southmill)
Jackson Row (Deansgate to Southmill)
Central Street (Southmill to Mount Street)
Cooper Street (Kennedy to Princess Street)
West Mosely Street (Booth Street to princess Street)
Bow Lane (Clarence Street to Princess Street)
St James’s Square (South King Street to John Dalton Street)
Ridgefield (Mulberry Street to John Dalton Street)
Parking suspensions will also be in operation from 6am.
There will be no trams running through St Peter’s Square from 10.15am to 12.30pm. This closure is in addition to the ongoing disruptions due to maintenance work at Piccadilly Gardens. More information about this can be found on the Transport for Greater Manchester website.
Metrolink will be offering free travel on Sunday 13 November for members of the Regular and Reserve Services, as well as veterans who carry their veterans badge or MOD90 card and cadets travelling in uniform.
First and Stagecoach bus services will also be offering free travel for military personnel and veterans.