Manchester Metrolink: routes and stops around city and where to get off tram for Old Trafford and AO Arena

The Manchester metrolink connects the region- and if you have an event on here’s what you need to know about the tram stops you’ll need

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The Metrolink Tram network connects Manchester with the wider Greater Manchester area, with many of the big landmarks having their own stop. The tram equates to an ideal way of getting around the city and into surrounding towns. 

The tram network is made up of 99 stops which takes passengers from Manchester City Centre right out to the outskirts of the region including Rochdale and Bury. There are eight tram lines which dissect the region and connect many different areas. 

There are four zones of the Metrolink map, with zone 1 consisting of the city centre including Piccadilly station. Zone 4 includes end destinations such as Rochdale, Altrincham and Manchester Airport 

Manchester receives thousands of visitors for each of the big events which the city hosts. Many of these arrive into the city via train, and the next step for them is to filter around the city on the tram network. 

Football fans of Manchester clubs and opposition teams are helped out by having tram stops right next to both the Etihad Stadium and Old Trafford. The Etihad Campus is the nearest tram stop for anyone attending the Etihad Stadium. 

The AO Arena welcomes some of the biggest names in music, sport and entertainment every year. Thousands of fans descend on the arena for each event, with plenty using the arena’s nearest tram stop which is Victoria. 

Manchester Airport has its own tram stop and can be reached on the Navy Line. the stop is at the end of the line and there are direct trains from Victoria station or services from Piccadilly which require a change at multiple stations including St Peter’s Square and Trafford Bar.  To check out the full Metrolink map, visit the Transport for Greater Manchester website .  

Manchester venues and landmarks and the nearest tram stop

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  • Old Trafford Football Ground- Old Trafford tram stop
  • Etihad Stadium- Etihad Campus tram stop
  • Old Trafford Cricket Ground- Old Trafford tram stop 
  • AO Arena- Victoria train station and tram stop
  • Salford Quays- Salford Quays tram stop
  • Manchester Cathedral- Exchange Square tram stop
  • National Football Museum- Shudehill tram stop
  • Manchester Airport- Manchester Airport tram stop (end of the line)