Metrolink: TfGM announces work near Victoria station with trams impacted on bank holiday Monday

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Replacement bus services are set to be in operation.

Transport for Greater Manchester has announced further works will take place across the Metrolink network this year. The first of these will be carried out on bank holiday Monday, May 6.

The works on the bank holiday will be to reinstate a damaged crossing near to Victoria station. The works will help to restore services between Victoria and Exchange Square, with a six-minute peak service through to Shaw and Crompton in Oldham. 

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During the course of the works, no trams will operate through Victoria. The Bury, Rochdale, East Didsbury and Airport lines will be affected.   

Danny Vaughan, TfGM’s Head of Metrolink, said: “Metrolink has been serving Greater Manchester for over 30 years with thousands of journeys being made by tram every day of the week.  As the biggest light rail system in the country, it’s hugely important that we keep investing in the network to ensure it remains a safe, reliable and accessible way to travel for years to come.  

“Our plans are a big step to doing just that – and we will be doing everything we can to keep disruption to a minimum, with replacement bus services and signed diversions for vehicles and pedestrians. While this essential work is ongoing, I would also encourage people to plan ahead and check our website for the latest travel information before setting off.” 

Metrolink service pattern Monday May 6

Metrolink services will be affected by repair work at Victoria in the coming daysMetrolink services will be affected by repair work at Victoria in the coming days
Metrolink services will be affected by repair work at Victoria in the coming days

TfGM has announced the service pattern for trams on May 6, with services operating every 15 minutes on the below routes: 

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  • Bury – Queens Road
  • Rochdale Town Centre – Monsall
  • East Didsbury – Exchange Square
  • Manchester Airport – Cornbrook
  • Trafford Centre – Deansgate-Castlefield
  • Altrincham – Etihad Campus
  • Ashton-under-Lyne – Eccles via MediaCityUK

Replacement bus services in place for May 6 

Replacement buses will be in place on bank holiday Monday for the stretches of Metrolink affected by the work. These will run on the below routes, with services operating every 15 minutes

  • Queens Road - Victoria - Shudehill - Piccadilly Gardens - Piccadilly
  • Central Park - Monsall - Victoria

First bus

7.20am - Queens Road to Piccadilly 6.38am - Piccadilly to Queens Road

7:19am - Central Park to Victoria 6:06am - Victoria to Central Park

Last bus

12.05am - Queens Road to Piccadilly 11:23am - Piccadilly to Queens Road

0.04am - Central Park to Victoria 11.21pm - Victoria to Central Park

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